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This course will be structured like a lab. Students will explore the inter-connectedness of children, creativity, and environments through the lens of inquiry, hands-on experience, discussion, observation, and research. Questions such as ... "How does the environment function as a "third teacher"?; "What is the relationship between children, creativity and the environment?"; "What is creativity?"; "How is creativity fostered in childhood?" ... will guide our work. We will consider theoretical, psychological and philosophical perspectives as well as empirical approaches. Students will conceptualize and create an installation/environment that is designed for or with children. In creating the final installation, students will apply spacial, conceptual, aesthetic, developmental, and social-emotional theories, understandings, and concepts with the goal of inspiring learning, and supporting creative thinking and invention

A sample syllabus for the course may be found here: CSHD 0143 Syllabus. Please note: Syllabus dates, content, and format are subject to change between now and the fall semester.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – Bachelor’s Degree or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree + 3.0 GPA

Instructor Approval: Not required

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply

Refund Policy: For-Credit 3+ Weeks

Affiliated With:

School of Arts & Sciences