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.
Posts tagged "STEAM"
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...
Post-Its and Prototypes: IDEO comes to town

Post-Its and Prototypes: IDEO comes to town

I knew I was in the right place when I heard someone exclaim, “Yay! We have more Post-Its!” The place was the Brown Design Workshop, and the Post-It enthusiasts were hard at work prototyping wearable technology products as part of an all-day event titled “From the Bottom of My Fuel Cell.” The event, which brought...
STEAM’D about STEM

STEAM’D about STEM

by Deb Mills-Scofield STEAM’D about STEM STEM, critical to America’s economic and innovative future, illustrates our educational systems’ decades long appreciation of the need for more science and math and, simultaneously, the decades long depreciation of the arts.  That’s why I’m STEAM’D about STEM! Fortunately, the tide is shifting with the growing recognition and inclusion...

The New (online) Curriculum

In recent years, there has been much talk around Brown, and at other campuses across the country, about the great promise of online education. Indeed, online learning communities such as Wikipedia, Coursera, and MIT Opencourseware, amongst many others, have reshaped the way we produce and exchange knowledge. Online learning has democratized knowledge in an unprecedented...