Increasing Achievement by Diminishing Creativity Anxiety

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2 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Unblock the Path to Creativity, Innovation, and Performance

Increasing Achievement by Diminishing Creativity Anxiety is based on recent research on the neuroscience of the creative process as applied to 3 of the 9 core Intellectual Virtues for the purpose of improving outcomes and wellness in learners and educators. By identifying Creativity Anxiety, understanding the creative characteristics of good thinking and learning, exploring how and when to strategically activate the “Imagination Network” through purposeful daydreaming and other interventions, course participants will develop a personal creative practice to elevate the art of teaching and to inclusively harness the creative genius within all learners. Creativity Anxiety inhibits student achievement in all domains including STEM, and limits educators’ capacity to design and implement meaningful learning experiences. Although interventions for math anxiety are widely deployed, anxiety specific to creative thinking has only recently been identified and interventions are just beginning to be developed and tested.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education to seasoned educators, administrators and pre-service teachers who will benefit in developing creative thinking routines and ways to remove structural and psychological barriers to creativity and innovation through inclusive learning experience design practices based on neuroscience to increase achievement.

Course Materials:  This course does not require a text book purchase.  All resources are provided within the online course.

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Course Date Units Price
EDU-X769P – 001 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $307

Increasing Achievement by Diminishing Creativity Anxiety

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
2
$307
Online Self-Paced
Paula Intravaia

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What You Will Learn

  • Facilitate creative thinking for inclusion and achievement across domains
  • Develop and deploy a personal creative practice to elevate teaching and learning experiences
  • Apply the design thinking process to craft an accessible intervention for Creativity Anxiety

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  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
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