“Building Creativity Capacity in Ourselves and Our Students” was the theme of the 2010 Teaching Day held on September 1, 2010. It was a great day and all who attended benefited from a talented and enthusiastic group from the International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo State University.
Conference Keynote Address “Building Creative Capacity in the 21st Century”
Susan Keller-Mathers, International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo State University
Heightening curiousity and setting the purpose, this keynote frames the current state of Creative Teaching and Learning in higher education. Building creative capacity requires igniting passion and setting the stage for creative growth by being open to novelty, playing with complexity and tolerating ambiguity. Dr. Keller-Mathers will engage the audience in a celebration of the creative self and expanding our understanding and deliberate practices to integrate creativity in the disciplines.
Harnessing a Wealth of Expertise to Ignite Creativity
In this workshop facilitated by a team from the International Center for Studies in Creativity, you will delve deeper into aspects of creative learning and teaching, reflecting on pedagogy practices and examining ways to engage students in experiences that mirror professional scholarly activities. Along with other faculty members across the university, you will have the opportunity to engage in various creative learning experiences, share your exceptional practices and examine diverse ways to further harness creative learning in your content area.
Take an Excursion
The excursion is a technique to generate ideas adapted from “Visual Synectics”. You will learn the technique in this session and then be sent out to “make connections” using the technique. The goal is to enrich and expand the possibilities of creative teaching and learning.
Some of you have requested a copy of the powerpoint presentation that was showing upon registration.