Stimulating Student Creativity

Ramesh Chawla , Ph.D.

January 31, 2007

Video Segments

  1. How can teachers stimulate creativity in applied sciences? (Chawla)
  2. How can teachers stimulate creativity in natural sciences? (Lindesay)
  3. How can teachers stimulate creativity in fine arts? (Veasey-Cullors)
  4. How can teachers stimulate creativity in the humanities? (Medina)
  5. Are there any other questions?

Abstract

In this video, Engineering Professor Ramesh Chawla explains that creativity is “’a mental process involving the generation of new ideas or concepts, or new associations between existing ideas or concepts.’” But how can teachers stimulate students’ creativity? Since creativity manifests itself in different ways in different disciplines, this guest lecture brings together professors from the applied sciences, natural sciences, fine arts, and humanities to show how they have used checklists, technology, photographs, and even fortune cookies to help students “think outside the box.”

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