LSC Webinar - Transforming, Sandboxing, Repurposing Learning Spaces for Nurturing Creative Learning, Creative Learners: Lessons Learned from the LSC Experience
From Participants: Why is this webinar of interest to you?
- Jeanne L. Narum, Principal - Learning Spaces Collaboratory
- Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa, Associate Director – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
- Leticia Britos Cavagnaro, Deputy Director of the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) and Lecturer at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design - Stanford University
- Russell G. Carpenter, Director, Noel Studio for Academic Creativity and Program Director, Minor in Applied Creative Thinking - Eastern Kentucky University
- How to shape a process for "listening" to multiple constituents and stakeholders, for understanding your institutional DNA
- How to incorporate "play" into the process of planning new and/or repurposed spaces for learning as a means to build consensus about what the space is to be, become, accomplish
- How to imagine, design, and equip spaces and clusters of spaces that provide an active-learning environment designed to stimulate creative and critical thinking.
This webinar will be an opportunity to:
- gain insights and practical advice about how to transform and repurpose spaces to nurture the capacity of learners to become agents of their own learning, creative thinkers and problem-solvers, striving explorers, informed trailblazers, risk-takers engaged in out-of-the-box thinking.
- learn about a team-based approach to imagining such spaces, capturing the experience of participants in a March workshop (LSC/Epicenter/NCIIA) at the d.school at Stanford.
- be introduced to new vocabulary and lenses for exploring how different kinds of on-campus learning spaces can be construed as a "space for creativity," capturing provocative ideas from the LSC project on creativity funded by the Sloan Foundation.
- be inspired by photos and stories from the field to reimagine how planning happens when there is a shared vision about how learning happens and about the nature and affordances of spaces that serve societal and institutional goals for what students should become.
Presenting and critiquing spatial metaphors
From the Spring 2014 LSC/Epicenter/NCIIA Workshop at the d.school
Metaphorical Language and Mental Images of Creative Situations
LSC Initiative on Spaces Nurturing Creativity
(University of Illinois at Chicago - Courtesy of Dave Taeyaerts)
From the LSC Guide: Eastern Kentucky University: Noel Studio for Academic Creativity
Profile and Essay
- Creativity Research Findings at Three Levels of Analysis- Keith Sawyer
- Why Spaces Matters to Creativity - Wendy Newstetter
- 7 Things You Should Know About Makerspaces - EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)
- LSC Guide: Planning for Assessing 21st Century Spaces for 21st Century Learners
- Make Space book (reference and three how-to excerpts)
- d.school space video tour (from Design Thinking Action Lab MOOC - see ps. too)
- Learning Productivity: It is Time for a Breakthrough