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Capturing creativity through creative teaching



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Creative teaching -- Case studies, Education -- Curricula, Creative ability -- Study and teaching, Creative thinking -- Study and teaching


From the political to the environmental, the 21st century presents a dizzying array of challenges for current and future generations. Society needs people who have the confidence to explore unique ideas and the willingness to take risks in shaping and sharing those ideas. Where will we prepare and encourage people to be creative? Is it in our universities? How can faculty members help our students learn to envision new, unusual and, in fact, creative solutions to ensure a better life for all? The purpose of this chapter is twofold: first, to show how three faculty members from three different disciplines structured their curriculum to foster creative thinking and, then, second, to offer a set of key principles derived from these activities that faculty members can consider when incorporating creative activities into their own classes.


This is the author's version of a chapter that subsequently appeared in Capturing Creativity through Creative Teaching, Kathryn Coleman and Adele Flood (eds.), Common Ground Publishing, 2015.

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