The Creative Scholars Project is a weekly discussion group – hosted by the Creative Mind Initiative and the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts - which examines creativity as it plays out in the teaching and research of faculty and students across academic disciplines at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. These conversations are a critical engagement with our creative processes in our teaching, research, and scholarship. We are interested in promoting interdisciplinary and interinstitutional conversations about what creativity is, how to better foster conditions for promoting it, and how to translate these insights into more effective pedagogies for teaching creative process within our respective disciplines.
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You can steal the secrets of this truly creative school

You can steal the secrets of this truly creative school

Adam Tilove is the Head of School for the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island. We at the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island pride ourselves on being an institution that “inspires creativity.” I was asked by the folks at the Creative Scholars Project “how” we do that on a practical level. Here...
Gained in translation: one student’s interdisciplinary discoveries

Gained in translation: one student’s interdisciplinary discoveries

Hanna McPhee is Brown senior, completing an independent concentration in “Biologically Inspired Design.” Her thesis explores the scientific process alongside design methods with the goal of finding a more holistic approach to problem solving for interdisciplinary collaborations.  I am sitting across the table from my thesis advisor. We stare at one another in silence, our...

Creativity, critical thinking, and social change

Brown is known for its passionate, independent, and socially-minded students—that’s been evident in portrayals of the university everywhere from the nightly news to “The O.C.” (one step onto College Hill and a party girl was transformed into an environmental activist). With all these do-gooders in one place, where does creativity fit in? As it turns...