Dr. Susan Keller-Mathers recently had the pleasure of both attending the Canadian Society for Teaching and Learning in High Education (STLHE) conference “Creative Teaching and Learning: Exploring. Shaping. Knowing” in Toronto and presenting the closing keynote “Potential for Creative Learning and Teaching” (video of keynote: https://ryecast.ryerson.ca/21/watch/596.aspx).
It was wonderful to reconnect with our long time Canadian colleague and ICSC alumni Gretchen Bingham as well as having the opportunity to engage with a community of scholars who teach in all disciplines across the academy. She had many rich conversations regarding what Alex Osborn considered central to the growth of the field of creativity “bring a more creative trend to education” and attended many very good sessions where she was engaged and challenged to continue to think about the ways we engage in the higher education classroom (see opening keynote video for example: https://ryecast.ryerson.ca/21/watch/597.aspx )
As a result, Dr. Keller-Mathers also had the opportunity to submit an article for publication in the Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (CELT) titled “Building Passion and Potential for Creative Learning in Higher Education”. Here’s the abstract: