Teaching as a Creative Act, Marquette, Spring 2021
||EDU 5515 C35
Online using Zoom videoconferencing and Canvas.
|Dates and Times:
February 1 - April 26, 2021. Asynchronous meetings online.
||3 graduate credits
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Today’s learners are facing an unpredictable job market. In order to compete in the global economy of the future they will need to know themselves well and be able to innovate. Creativity is a key skill for their success. Creativity is a way of thinking and behaving that is not an innate skill but something that can be fostered and learned through any subject area. In this course participants will develop their own creative processes. They will identify the skills of creativity. They will relate the idea of creativity to their own subject areas and develop strategies for fostering and teaching creativity through the lens of specific content areas.
Course Goals & Objectives
Participants will develop an awareness of their own creative processes
Participants will identify the skills associated with creativity
Participants will identify problems in their educational settings
Participants will apply a design thinking process to creatively solve problems
Participants will learn to have use techniques to the think more deeply about the subject matter
1.Identify the student skills associated with creativity
- Identify strategies for fostering creativity
- Describe the importance of creativity
- Design instruction that incorporates creativity
- Apply the processes of creative problem solving
- Apply design thinking
7.Apply making thinking of subject deeper
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