Creativity and Critical Thinking
The perspective of this course is that creativity and critical thinking are essential components of any gifted education program. Candidates will explore the nature of creativity, characteristics of highly creative people, and the importance of creativity for individual growth and development as well as its benefits for society. Instructional strategies that promote critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and inquiry-based models are introduced. The course will examine ways to design instruction that incorporates advanced, conceptually challenging, in-depth, distinctive, and/or complex content that is appropriate for individuals with gifts and talents with culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse backgrounds.
Prerequisite(s): MED 6102