Date of Award


Access Control

Open Access

Degree Name

Creative Studies, M.S.


Center for Studies in Creativity


Dr. Susan Keller-Mather

Department Home page

Creativity and Change Leadership

First Reader

Jon Michael Fox

Second Reader

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.