Instructor: Judith Hoskens
Why do so many of our institutions for learning kill creativity instead of inspire it as famed author Sir Ken Robinson suggests? Why in fact do so many of our learning spaces look like those from fifty years ago when the world for which we are preparing our learners has so radically changed? And as Tony Wagner, Innovation Education fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, and Thomas Friedman in his book The World is Flat maintain, creating cultures of innovation based on collaboration, interdisciplinary problem solving, communication, and curiosity are critical for success in a Global Knowledge Economy, then how do we create the kinds of experiences that foster these attributes and what role does the environment play?
Join us in this workshop studio as we explore the answers to these questions and build upon the energy and discourse that’s already begun this past spring and summer with the design and fabrication of the BDA Studio. In this course, we will expand the conversation looking at the learning process holistically from early childhood through higher education and beyond, in order to understand how best to design learning experiences that inspire innovators.