Presentation Title

Bringing Creativity Back into the Classroom: Helping Students Re-Connect with Their Creativity

Location

Bell Hall, Rm 181

Start Date

29-3-2018 2:30 PM

End Date

29-3-2018 3:20 PM

Type of Presentation

50 minute Best Practices Session Presentation

Proposal for Presentation

Creativity is a necessary skill in today’s work environment, and students who develop a creative mindset will have many opportunities open to them. Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship is the introductory course for the new certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Andrews University. A number of professors collaborated to introduce students to creative processes and guided students in design thinking, creativity, brainstorming, and other means of developing and testing student ideas. The exercises explored in this session may be adapted to other classroom environments where students may benefit from engaging in creative processes.

Acknowledgments

References:

Ballor, J. J., & Claar, V. V. (2016). The Soul of the Entrepreneur: A Christian Anthropology of Creativity, Innovation and Liberty. Journal of Ethics & Entrepreneurship, 6(1), 117-131.

Birdthistle, N., Costin, Y., & Hynes, B. (2016). Engendering entrepreneurial competencies in the youth of today: a teacher's perspective. Education & Training, 58(7/8), 766-782.

Boulocher-Passet, V., Daly, P., & Sequeira, I. (2016). Fostering creativity understanding. The Journal of Management Development, 35(5), 574-591.

Hellmann, J. H., Paus, E., & Jucks, R. (2014). How can innovative teaching be taught? Insights from higher education. Psychology Learning and Teaching, 13(1), 43-51.

Martz, B., Hughes, J., & Braun, F. (2016). Creativity and Problem-Solving: Closing The Skills Gap. The Journal of Computer Information Systems, 57(1), 39-48. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08874417.2016.1181492

Sroufe, R., & Ramos, D. P. (2015). Leveraging collaborative, thematic problem-based learning to integrate curricula. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 13(2), 151.

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Mar 29th, 2:30 PM Mar 29th, 3:20 PM

Bringing Creativity Back into the Classroom: Helping Students Re-Connect with Their Creativity

Bell Hall, Rm 181

Creativity is a necessary skill in today’s work environment, and students who develop a creative mindset will have many opportunities open to them. Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship is the introductory course for the new certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Andrews University. A number of professors collaborated to introduce students to creative processes and guided students in design thinking, creativity, brainstorming, and other means of developing and testing student ideas. The exercises explored in this session may be adapted to other classroom environments where students may benefit from engaging in creative processes.