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2019 Creative Research Center Symposium

Hear from experts on the science and teaching of creativity. 4/3 at 6 p.m. in the School of Communication and Media.

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2019 Creative Research Center Symposium

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 6 pm
Location: MSU Presentation Hall, School of Communication and Media, College of the Arts

Dr. Pablo P.L. Tinio, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Foundations of the College of Education and Human Services and the Creativity and Aesthetics Lab at Montclair State University will convene the Spring 2019 annual Symposium on Imagination and Creativity in Science and Education.

Imagination and Creativity in Science and Education

Creativity is considered an important 21st century skill that individuals need to succeed in their personal and professional lives. Although creativity, and the related concept of imagination, are much desired, they are difficult to teach. Additionally, there are many misconceptions about how they are expressed. Put plainly, imagination and creativity are mysterious and misunderstood concepts. This symposium brings together experts on the science and teaching of creativity. Together they will identify and address the common misconceptions about creativity, present the state-of-the-art in creativity research and pedagogy, and discuss the many factors that promote or inhibit the expression of imaginative and creative behaviors.

Presenters and Roundtable Participants

  • Pablo P. L. Tinio, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Foundations and the Creativity and Aesthetics Lab at Montclair State University.
  • Joshua Aronson, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Psychology at New York University and Director of the Mindful Education Lab.
  • Baptiste Barbot, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology at PACE University and Associate Editor of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.
  • Julie Dalley, Associate Director of the Research Academy for University Learning at Montclair State University.
  • Ashwin Vaidya, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences & Department of Physics and Astronomy at Montclair State University.
  • Neil Baldwin, Professor, Department of Theater and Dance at Montclair State University and Director of the Creative Research Center.

Potential audience includes Montclair State University students and faculty, teachers and caregivers, business and educational leaders, scientists, and art professionals. Learn more about the Creative Research Center Symposium.