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Center for Teaching Excellence


Paint and Brush

Teaching Creativity for the Arts and Humanities

Description

Are some of your students more creative than others? Is creative thinking a gift or can new thinking habits be developed if appropriate teaching habits are used? Teaching creative thinking requires students to explore topics to seek unique solutions. Such activities require a look beyond the normal variables used to solve problems. Successful instruction in this context draws associations between learning hierarchical philosophy and complimentary instructional practice. 

About the Facilitator

Walter Hanclosky has a Ph.D. from Kent State University with an emphasis in the field of instructional design and post-doctoral studies at Columbia University and Parsons School of Design in the area of digital imaging. He was also educated at the University of London and taught in Sydney, Australia. Over the past ten years he has won regional, national and international awards for development of multimedia materials related to the AIDS epidemic in the U.S.A. Over the past few years he has offered filmmaking workshops in Florida that resulted in the 2005 Red Baron Award for Educational Programming from the Florida Festivals & Events Assoc. He also worked on a CD-ROM/DVD/Web media project to visually record the human anatomy with the USC School of Medicine and periodically works as a visual image expert witness with the U.S. Attorney Generals Office.