Faculty of Education Colloquium Series with Dr. Robert Kelly-FR

Event Date(s):
October 06, 2015
Time(s):
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Category:
Both Campuses
Location:
Fredericton

Event Details:

The UNB Faculty of Education is proud to present Dr. Robert Kelly as part of its Faculty of Education Colloquium Series.

Dr. Robert Kelly presentation is titled “Creative Development: Transforming Education through Design Thinking, Innovation and Invention.”

This event is the launch of the Year of Creativity.

Operationalizing creative practice in education has become an educational imperative in 21st Century learning. Creative development, the continual growth of creative capacity of educator and learner, is viewed as central to educational practice and as important to the fabric of education as more traditional developmental strands such as literacy and numeracy. University of Calgary’s Robert Kelly will share his thoughts on a theoretical framework for creative development alongside a practical exploration of how to operationalize creativity in educational practice from his newest research and book Creative Development: Transforming Education through Design Thinking, Innovation and Invention (in press). Join in this conversation as he shares his experiences as designer and academic coordinator of the Creative Development in Educational Practice and Design Thinking for Innovation graduate programs in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary that focus on systematically growing the creative capacity of both educator and learner towards establishing an educational culture of creativity. Bring your ideas, questions and a sense of humor to this energetic journey into teaching and learning creatively and more importantly learning to create by engaging in original research and original production.

Dr. Robert Kelly is an associate professor at the University of Calgary where he is academic coordinator of the Creative Development in Educational Practice and Design Thinking for Innovation graduate programs in the Werklund School of Education. His pioneering work in the area of creativity in education has focused on creativity in teacher education and understanding the nature of creative development in educational practice and has been recognized nationally and internationally.

Robert has previously edited Educating for Creativity: A Global Conversation (2012) a survey of global creative practice in education, and Creative Expression, Creative Education: Creativity as a Primary Rationale for Education (2008). His new book (in press) entitled Creative Development: Transforming Education through Design Thinking, Innovation and Invention makes the argument for systematic creative development as an essential pillar of K to post-secondary educational practice. This book focuses on how systematic creative practice is operationalized across the educational spectrum.

Robert is profiled on the University of Calgary’s Great Teachers website and has been a featured national and international keynote speaker on the topics of creative practice and creative development in education website: www.robertkelly.ca

This is a free public event. Join in Live Streamed at http://www.youtube.com/user/UNBFEduc

Please join us for a reception following the presentation.

 

Contact

Dr. Mary Blatherwick, Art and Creativity Educator, Faculty of Education mlb@unb.ca Office: 506-451-6836

Building: Marshall d'Avray Hall

Room Number: 356

Contact:

Catherine Foster
1 506 453 4739
fosterc@unb.ca