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Robert Mark Morgan will discuss using creativity and design thinking in the classroom, as well as interdisciplinary collaborations that help students address complex societal challenges, at two events at Missouri S&T on March 2.
Morgan is a teaching professor at Washington University in St. Louis and director of the university’s Beyond Boundaries Program.
The Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS) will host a lunch event at noon Monday, March 2, in Room 140 Toomey Hall. Morgan will give a talk titled “Designing Creativity: Innovation Across Disciplines.” Lunch is provided and an RSVP is required. Contact Debrina Weber, office support assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
During the CSTS event, Morgan will discuss ideas for fostering engagement in his classrooms at Washington University, including programs such as the Beyond Boundaries courses offered to first-year students, and the Creative Collaborations for Big Projects initiative. He will share stories of students who are benefiting from opportunities to collaborate with classmates and faculty.
The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) will host Morgan’s presentation, titled “Fostering Interdisciplinary Engagement Using Creativity and Design Thinking” at 3-4:30 p.m. in the Missouri-Ozark Room on Monday, March 2. A reception will follow at 4:30-5:30 p.m. with Morgan and S&T’s Miner Master Mentors. To RSVP for the CAFE events, go to http://tinyurl.com/2020mstRSVP.
During his CAFE talk, Morgan will highlight concepts for using creativity and design thinking in the classroom, using play as a medium for learning, using technology and discussing teaching philosophies based on concepts developed by designers and design researchers.