Breaking Disciplinary Boundaries in 21st Century Learning: Creative Teaching with Digital Technologies: Part 1

ID: 38470 Type: Invited Symposium
  1. Punya Mishra, Chris Fahnoe, Danah Henriksen, Kristen Kereluik, Mike DeSchryver, Sean Leahy, Laura Terry, and Leigh Graves Wolf, Michigan State University, United States

Tuesday, March 26 10:15 AM-11:15 AM Location: Bayside C View on map

Presider: Simarjeet Sandhu, Frederick County Public Schools Towson University, United States

Abstract: This symposium addresses issues of creativity in the 21st century - specifically dealing with a framework we suggest is beneficial to teaching creatively with technology. The overarching framework of trans-disciplinary thinking deals with meta-level cognitive skills, which are used by successful creative practitioners across different domains (Root-Bernstein, 1996; 2003; Mishra, Koehler, & Henriksen, 2011). While this framework has strong historical roots within the history of science and technology (Caper, 1996; Catterall, 2002), we bring this creative lens into modern classrooms with a 21st century focus on teaching and learning with technology. Presenters in this symposium will describe the framework, within the broader context of 21st century skills such as educational technology and creative thinking, and discuss a range of examples of ways this framework has been used by skillful, creative teachers. The presentation will conclude by describing new directions for research in this area.


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