EPSY 5750—Enhancing Creativity in the Classroom

The major purpose of this course is to study the theoretical and practical aspects of creativity—what is creativity, how do we develop it in ourselves and in our students. The course is an overview of major definitions, theories, and research related to the study of creativity and the creative individual. Class members will learn techniques for stimulating creative thinking as well as strategies for adapting existing curricula to develop creative thinking abilities in students. Topics also include the assessment of creative thinking, methods for enhancing personal creative abilities, and techniques for examining the creative process