Creativity and innovation have become even more important in the automated world in which we live in today. In this course, we will consider the ‘who,’ ‘what’ and ‘why’ of supporting creativity for innovation. This course will explore why creativity is important for learning and instruction and how to give students opportunities to expand their own creativity. It will examine how the need to be creative has influenced people throughout human existence and how this intersects with history. Additionally, participants will consider how challenging one's personal status quo can benefit students by challenging them to push their thinking further and to think outside of the box.
Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 educators, as well as other school professionals, including higher education faculty, that want to understand the impact of STEAM teaching and employ new strategies within their practice.
Course Materials: There is no textbook requirement in this course.
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