Awesome rallying cry for creativity across disciplines, economic standing and educational levels.

We’re really excited by all the work happening as part of the Digital Humanities at the Claremont Colleges. To get a taste of the initiative, check out the key note video.

dr_liu-DH-keynoteDr. Alan Liu presents his talk: “Key Trends in the Digital Humanities: How the Digital Humanities Challenge the Idea of the Humanities.” This talk marks the inaugural event for the DH@CC efforts, and was filmed at Pomona College on Feb. 18, 2015. DH@CC is the digital humanities effort at the Claremont Colleges. The project, which intends to increase DH capacity at the 5Cs, is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Video produced by AJ Strout.

This is a great post for anyone looking to tweak their classroom in a minimal way. As we think through what (if any space) we should have for this initiative at the 5Cs, these three elements are great to keep in mind.

 

Every day educators are tasked to cultivate bright and creative minds. Yet many teachers are often restricted by the environments they are provided. They must work within various constraints to build a classroom that will support their goals and encourage creative thinking amongst their students. We wanted to know: what are the key characteristics and challenges of a creative classroom?

Element #1 – Environment that signals expectations

Element #2 – Diverse surfaces that encourage active learning

Element #3 – Multiple spaces separated physically and acoustically

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