Elective course

CRS 530  Creative Teaching and Learning in Formal & Informal Settings

This course focuses on current best practices to facilitate creative teaching and learning in formal and informal education settings.  Formal settings include educational institutions at all levels of education from early childhood care to university. Informal settings include organizations with deliberate education related mission such as museums, clubs and training divisions of organizations.  Informal settings can also be organizations and groups who provide the space and experiences that promote creative education such as maker spaces, after school care, programing in parks and families. Strategies to enhance creativity education, engage in creative learning and utilize technology to support students’ creative activities are explored. Students will design learning episodes to integrate creativity into their education practice and plan for creative learning throughout the educational institution.