Date of Award
Creative Studies, M.S.
International Center for Studies in Creativity
Dr. Susan Keller-Mathers
The aim of this project was to develop a curriculum for a high school news broadcasting classroom that balances the technical and creative aspects necessary for the class to be both proficient and innovative. For most, the technical aspect would be enough to satisfy the needs of the classroom. However, in an ever growing age of technology with a need for innovative and problem solving skills, this was an opportunity to bring creativity Hhh
into the technical classroom, both in teaching design and in creative outlets for the students. In addition to creative outlets, attention was paid to the needs of a 21st century classroom by including opportunities for problem solving, analytic thinking, collaboration, communication, and accountability. Activities were chosen to highlight these skills as well as specific creativity skills from the Torrance Incubation Model. Activities were also checked against an updated digital themed version of Bloom’s taxonomy to include updated higher order thinking skills.
Weihz, Beverly Z., "Finding Balance Between the Technical and the Creative" (2016). Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects. 243.