Integrating Creativity, Innovation, and Design Thinking in STEM Courses
Beginning July 6
The Maker Movement has seen a large increase in the need to infuse innovation and entrepreneurship into STEM courses. Helping students develop “innovation literacy” is becoming a new aspect of STEM education. Incorporating creativity techniques, games, as well as innovation techniques can greatly improve students’ interest in the subject matter, improve problem solving abilities, but also helps see how the STEM work relates to real world applications.
Each week, students will pre-read an article related to one of the following techniques: creativity, games, use of analogies, design thinking. Each synchronous session will provide additional details as well as a hands-on activity to help participants see how to integrate the technique.
This is a synchronous on-line course provided by the CIRTL network, which can be viewed privately at your own location OR you can join our learning community “viewing party”.
Course dates: Four Wednesdays: July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27
Times: 1:00 to 2:30PM ET
On-campus learning community meets in Clough Commons, Room 466A
More information and registration for CIRTL course: http://www.cirtl.net/Creativity-Innovation-Design-Thinking-STEM-Courses
Registration link for on-campus "Maker Movement" learning community at Georgia Tech: http://www.cetl.gatech.edu/integrating-creativity-innovation-and-design-thinking-stem-learning-community-registration