How do you deal with students who are not academically prepared for your course? They should have had the material in high school, or in the prerequisite course, but they just don't seem to know it. Do you spend so much time going over prerequisite material that you don't get to nearly enough new material? Come to CETL and discuss strategies to handle this.
Wild drumming, spontaneous mark making, creative expression with mixed media! This workshop is designed to push/pull you into a new mind/body experience. Come prepared to explore another side of art making where the spontaneous connects with the ordinary and the ordinary is turned upside down. Come and discover how disruption can enter into the ordinary, spark creativity, connect the unknown to produce new mind/body connections.
Are you a Pro-C creator? Research on creativity indicates that professionals often spend years working in a Pro-C capacity. This workshop will challenge you to stretch beyond everyday creativity by exploring extrinsic and intrinsic motivation to help shape and prod creative activity.
Can creativity and innovation be part of significant student learning experiences? Effectiveness in the classroom depends on thinking/reflecting about learning objectives, designing or tweaking a course, and developing learning strategies. If you want to renew/reflect/create and search for new ideas this interdisciplinary workshop will explore creativity from different perspectives like: cognitive neuroscientists' studies of the brain, creativity in non-Western cultures, and the role of collaboration in the creative process. Participants will be able to: 1) develop pedagogies for teaching and assessing creativity in specific disciplines; and 2) develop rubrics or models for creative student learning outcomes.
Being with a/r/tography Book Club. Participants will receive a copy of Being with a/r/tography, a collection of essays that explain and exemplify the arts-based qualitative research methodology developed by four scholars who are artists, researchers, and teachers. The book includes three sections: 1) self-study and autobiography; 2) communities of a/r/tography practice; and 3) ethics and activism. An introduction contextualizes and theorizes the methodological framework and a conclusion provides considerations of issues related to assessment, validity, and interpretation. a/r/tography is significant for qualitative research in all the social sciences and the health sciences including communication studies, nursing, counseling psychology, and arts therapy. This session will serve as a springboard for a discussion of qualitative research in higher education.
Does critical thinking need to be encouraged? Can you get by without creativity in the classroom? What about disruption in the normal classroom setting? Do students really need to be innovative? This workshop will invite you to question the usual, dive into the unknown, and seek answers to the unformulated. The take away: renewed energy for teaching, thoughts for introducing critical thinking into college curriculum, tips about creativity for you and your students, and some disruptive thinking that might lead to innovation.
The essential elements of creativity will be explored through hands on experiences to delineate creativity from different points of view such as the mystical, the everyday or the mundane to the contemporary. This examination will give participates the opportunity to try their hands at several creative tasks while learning about skills that increase the flow of creativity in daily life. Real world examples from the presenter's experiences will form the bases for an interactive discussion about ways to assess creativity in the classroom or in your course.