Engaging imagination : helping students become creative and reflective thinkers / Alison James and Stephen D. Brookfield

1 available

Items

true

Gumberg CTE 727 Fisher Hall. Call 412-396-5177 for availability.

LB1062 .J35 2014

AVAILABLE

Material Type
Books/Textual Material
Author
James, Alison, 1960- author.
Edition
First edition.

More Details

Imprint
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [2014]
Descript
xxvi, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series
The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series
Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
"How to nurture creativity in tomorrow's innovators--today's college students. When asked what they want colleges to emphasize most, employers didn't put science, computing, math, or business management first. According to AAC & U's 2013 employer survey, 95% of employers give hiring preference to college graduates with skills that will enable them to contribute to innovation in the workplace. In Engaging Imagination: Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers, two leading educators help college instructors across disciplines engage students in nurturing creativity and innovation for success beyond the classroom. Alison James, an expert in creative arts education, and Stephen D. Brookfield, Distinguished University Professor of Education, outline how creative exploration can extend students' reflective capabilities in a purposeful way, help them understand their own potential and learning more clearly, and imbue students with the freedom to generate and explore new questions. This book: shows why building creative skills pays dividends in the classroom and in students' professional lives long after graduation; offers research-based, classroom-tested approaches to cultivating creativity and innovation in the college setting; provides practical tools for incorporating "play" into the college curriculum; draws on recent advances in the corporate sector where creative approaches have been adopted to reinvigorate thinking and problem-solving processes; and includes examples from a variety of disciplines and settings. Engaging Imagination is for college and university faculty who need to prepare students for the real challenges of tomorrow's workplace"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Creative thinking -- Study and teaching.
Reflective learning -- Study and teaching.
Alt Author
Brookfield, Stephen, author.
Add Title
Helping students become creative and reflective thinkers
ISBN
9781118409473 (cloth)
1118409477 (cloth)
MARC
OCoLC
20140703094805.0
140210s2014 caua b 001 0 eng cam i
DLC eng rda DLC YDX BTCTA BDX YDXCP OCLCO OCLCQ
pcc
DUQQ 1 (CTE)
LB1062 .J35 2014
370.15/7 23
Brodart BROD 108324087
Baker and Taylor BTCP BK0014134540
YBP Library Services YANK 10926064
C0 DUQ