By The Hive

Former president of Pomona College David Oxtoby recently wrote an article about “The Creative College” and how the Hive provides a space for the “spirit of play, improvisation, storytelling, and sharing time” to thrive at the Claremont Colleges.

How can America’s colleges and universities be redesigned to enhance creative outcomes and educate students to be innovative? In an era where educational “success” has been too connected to standardized tests and the development of narrowly focused skills in preparation for particular jobs, how can we prepare our graduates to respond creatively to the complexities of the modern world? Every individual is capable of creativity, and in every discipline—even in our daily lives—we face choices where we can “break out of the mold” and do something different. These creative actions may be small, but with similar contributions from others, they can lead to real change. In the words of Maya Angelou, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

Read more about The Creative College and The Hive at the link below!

https://www.aacu.org/liberaleducation/2018/summer/oxtoby