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Friday, October 15, 2010

STEM Lecture at Tufts Mon 12/1/10 4-5:30pm

Tufts STEM Education Lecture Series presents a talk by Janet Kolodner "How Can We Help People Develop Creativity?"
Monday, November 1, 2010, 4:00-5:30p.m. Open to the public. All are welcome.
Location: Nelson Auditorium, first floor Anderson Hall (School of Engineering), 200 College Avenue
Tufts University, Medford Campus

Abstract: How can we help people develop more creative problem solving and design capabilities? Research on the processes involved in being creative provides some clues. So does research on helping children learn to be scientific reasoners. In this talk, I bring the two together - using what we know about processes involved in creative reasoning and what we know about helping children learn reasoning skills to propose ways of helping people become systematically more creative when they solve problems and design. I suggest a pedagogical approach (one based on what cse-based reasoning suggests about promoting learning) and several types of software resources to support such learning - a special type of simulation and modeling system, a special type of case library, and software in support of storytelling.

If you plan to attend, please register, but you do not have to register to attend the event. For information on further talks in this series, please check out this site.

Tufts STEM Education Lecture Series
Co-sponsored by the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach and Department of Education

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