Socratic Conversation: Creativity, Imagination & Innovation

| April 14, 2011

In preparation for the Department of Arts and Humanities Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation Symposium on April 28th and 29th, the Gottesman Libraries is hosting a series of creativity events and offerings. Among them, is the Socratic Conversation: Creativity, Imagination & Innovation, happening April 21st from 4-5pm in the Gottesman Libraries second floor Salon area.

Recently, Ron Gross hosted a Columbia University Seminar at TC’s Gottesman Libraries to discuss the Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation in Education Symposium. The conversation centered around the themes of the Symposium, and such questions as:

  • What is creativity and why is it important?
  • What threatens the cultivation of creativity in today’s students?
  • Can creativity be fostered with rewards?
  • Can you measure creativity?

On Thursday, April 21st from 4-5 pm in the Gottesman Libraries second floor Salon Area, Ron Gross will host a Socratic Conversation on this topic. Please rsvp to this event, or any of the others listed below at: library@tc.edu.

Additional Events:

Drawn to Nature, an exhibition by Gaetano LaRoche, Friday, 4/15-Friday, 5/27, Offit Gallery

Conversations with Great Teachers, a book talk with Bill Smoot, co-sponsored by the Klingenstein Center, Monday, 4/18, 4-5:30pm, Russell 305

Fires in the Mind: What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation and Mastery, a book talk with Kathleen Cushman, Wednesday, 4/20, 4-5:30pm, Russell 305

The Child in Movies, a guest talk with Ulf Abraham & Petra Anders, co-sponsored by the Film and Education Research Academy, Monday, 4/25, 5-7pm, Russell 306

Creativity in the Arts, Science & Technology, Medicine & Education: news displays, Monday, 4/25-Friday, 4/29, Everett Cafe

Art & Copy: Inside Advertising’s Creative Revolution, a film screening and discussion, Tuesday, 4/26, 4-6pm, Russell 306

Project Interaction, a curriculum workshop with Carmen Dukes and Katie Koch, Wednesday, 4/27, 4-5:30pm, Russell 306