Participatory Creativity – Friday, Feb 28
Free presentation by Harvard researcher Edward Clapp
Friday, February 28
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Thunder Mountain High School Auditorium
No RSVP / tickets required.
Project Zero researcher Edward Clapp will provide a counter-narrative to the traditional western creativity story by reframing invention and innovation as a participatory and distributed process. Participants will consider an understanding of creativity as an educational experience students participate in, rather than something someone has or is. This shift can allow for the emergence of new pedagogical practices aimed at developing teaching and learning environments where creative ideas—and the broad spectrum of individuals who participate in those ideas—may flourish.
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