Bring Your Best Idea √ §
Fostering Students’ Creativity and Empathy
Thursday, October 3, 2019 · Noon - 1:30 PM
“The future of human learning is dispositional learning,” according to Randy Bass, keynote presenter at the Provost’s Teaching and Learning Symposium in March 2019. Creativity and empathy are two dispositions that are highly valued both in and outside of academia, yet they are notoriously challenging to cultivate in our students. What types of assignments or activities have you found for encouraging students to generate novel ideas or engage successfully in creative problem-solving? What strategies have you found effective to help students to become more aware of and considerate toward others’ perceptions, emotions, or points of view?
For Bring Your Best Idea sessions, we (locally) crowdsource answers to questions such as these. Please bring your best ideas for cultivating creativity and empathy to this lively, collaborative, and fast-paced sharing session. At the beginning of the session, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the theme and write a brief description of a problem or a strategy related to the theme. Anyone who has an idea to share with the whole group will have two minutes to describe it. No slides please, though a one-page handout to pass around is welcome. After 20-30 minutes of sharing ideas, we’ll shift to Q&A and discussion. Whether or not you bring an idea to share, you’ll leave this session with new food for thought and several new ideas you might try in your own course.
Lunch will be provided to all registered participants, please click “Going” below to reserve your seat for this session. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to note any dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, food allergies, etc.) by Thursday, September 26. The deadline to register for this event is the earlier of Thursday, September 26 or when the event reaches capacity. Please email email@example.com to be added to a wait list if the event is full. If you have registered and find that you can no longer attend, please kindly release your spot so that others may attend.
√ Counts toward ALIT Certificate
§ Counts towards INNOVATE Certificate