This course is no longer being offered at the University of Connecticut, but
is shared here as an example of the intersection between creativity and
social change ...
+ SOCIAL CHANGE Course
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT - WATERBURY CAMPUS
Spring 2012 - Wednesdays, 6:30-9 p.m.
GS 3202:Course 55661:Section W31
Instructor: Steven Dahlberg, Director, International Centre for Creativity
Recognize and practice the art of creative and critical thinking for the
progressive development of both individuals and society. Explore what
creativity is and understand how our perceptions of ourselves and society not
only construct social problems, but also can be re-imagined to invent new
solutions. Learn strategies for developing and expressing your own
creativity, as well as ways of applying your imagination to the reshaping and
reinventing of society.
YOU WANT TO ...
and harness your creativity?
your creativity to transform communities?
how our thinking and imagination shapes, forms and reinvents
creative thinking strategies to apply individually, in organizations and
your creative community building skills?
connect and engage your purpose with others in community?
THE COURSE FACILITATOR:
Dahlberg is head of the International Centre for Creativity and
Imagination, which is dedicated to applying creativity to improve the
well-being of individuals, organizations and communities. He taught "Creativity + Social Change" at the University of Connecticut, co-hosts the Creativity in Play online radio show, edits the
Imagination blog, and authored the foreword to the book Education is
Everybody's Business. Steven has nearly 20 years experience collaborating
with artists, scientists, business people, educators, nonprofit and
government professionals, and others to help people develop and apply
their creativity. His work in the United States, Europe, Asia and South
Africa includes directing international creativity and training
conferences, directing and managing nonprofit and academic creativity
programs, teaching undergraduate and graduate creativity courses, guest
lecturing at several universities, helping toy inventors launch a
creativity consulting business, collaborating on participatory public art
projects, and teaching creativity to incarcerated men. Steven has worked
with the Yale University, the Guggenheim Museum, Yahoo!, Americans for the
Arts, Danbury Public Schools, UNESCO, Louisiana's Office of the Lt.
Governor, Lincoln Center Institute, New Economics Foundation, Connecticut
Commission on Culture and Tourism, World Knowledge Forum, City of
Providence, 3M, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, State of Connecticut, and
Rhode Island College, among other organizations.
AND EXPLORE, INTEGRATE AND EXPAND YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF CREATIVE COMMUNITY
course (GS 3202) is offered through the Center for
Continuing Studies at the University of Connecticut Greater Hartford Campus.
Non-degree students and seniors (62 and older) may audit this course on a
space-available basis for personal or professional development (fees vary).
University of Connecticut-Waterbury Campus
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Taught by Steven Dahlberg, Director,
International Centre for Creativity and Imagination
Info: Jamie Caruso, University of Connecticut, 203.236.9819, firstname.lastname@example.org