Coterie Theater, Crown Center Shops, Kansas City
Presentation 6:30 p.m., reception to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public
"Teaching Creativity to Bioengineers—and Everybody Else"
Assistant Professor Ferris M. Pfeiffer, Bioengineering
Curators’ Teaching Professor of Theatre Suzanne Burgoyne
Creativity is a highly valued 21st-century skill. You’d think it would be taught in school. However, if you’ve seen Sir Ken Robinson’s 2006 TED Talk, you know that all of us are born creative, but schools squelch creativity instead of encouraging it. For the past three years, Pfeiffer (bioengineering) and Burgoyne (theatre) have been teaching theatre-based creativity lessons to bioengineering capstone students, with surprising results. Please join us to learn about our research. Prepare to experience some hands-on, minds-on activities that engage students in rediscovering their creativity. Learning can be fun, one can be creative in any field, and creativity can be taught across the curriculum.
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