Date of Award
Creative Studies, M.S.
Center for Studies in Creativity
Dr. Susan Keller-Mather
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Creativity and Change Leadership
Jon Michael Fox
Dr. Susan Keller-Mathers
This project is about how the setup and physical furniture of a classroom can promote creativity in the environment of the classroom. Students in today’s classrooms should be able to use the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) techniques in a classroom and not be hindered by the design of the physical environment. Some physical design elements for a classroom that promote creativity are having flexibility with movable furniture, simple designs, separated spaces, and which can also be enhanced with healthy movement. By adding these elements, we as teachers are creating a space that will lead to more creativity, collaboration, and cooperative learning. The purpose of this project is to look at different furniture options to promote and foster creativity. Overall, to promote creativity and to show others that the setup of a classroom does have a big impact on students' success and creativity. To create a space where creativity is welcomed from the student walking through the door. To transform a traditional classroom into a collaborative and active learning space for students to foster creativity. As curriculum is changing, furniture, design and the layouts of the classrooms should also be changing to meet the demands of modern form.
Chaples, Lindsay M., "Creating Innovating Spaces in the Classroom" (2022). Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects. 354.