Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Upcoming Conference in May, 2013


Storyville: Exploring narratives of learning and teaching, the 2nd annual HEA Arts and Humanities conference, 2013

It is happening May 29- May 30, 2013. Click here for more information.

The Higher Education Academy’s second annual learning and teaching Arts and Humanities conference, ‘Storyville: Exploring narratives of learning and teaching.'

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Creativity and Education, 3/2013


1.) "Before the Hole in the Wall: A Q&A with 2013 TED Prize Winner Sugata Mitra": Click here to watch: "At TED2013, Mitra invited the world to embrace child-driven learning bysetting up Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLEs) and helping him design a learning lab in India, where children can “embark on intellectual adventures.”

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Creativity and Children, 3/2013


1.) "Not Your Imagination: Kids Today Really Are Less Creative, Study Says" by Rachael Rettner: Click here to read: "It sounds like the complaint of a jaded adult: Kids these days are narrow-minded and just not as creative as they used to be. But researchers say they are finding exactly that.

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Creativity and Affect, 3/2013


1.) "Regulating Our Emotions To Be More Creative pt. 1" by Douglas Eby: Click here to read: "How do you work with your strong emotions? Creative people experience a wide range and depth of intense emotions, and use that wealth of feeling to create artwork and performances."

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Stanley Krippner releases new book on legendary Native American shaman Rolling Thunder

The Voice of Rolling Thunder

To the 1960s counter-culture, Rolling Thunder was a friend of Bob Dylan, an inspiration for the Billy Jack films, and an activist.

But to the Native tribes he served, Rolling Thunder was a healer, teacher, visionary – and even a prophet.

Saybrook University psychologist Stanley Kripper, a world-renowned expert on shamanism, has teemed up with Rolling Thunder’s grandson, Sidian Morning Star Jones, to produce a book that reconciles the two sides of Rolling Thunder’s life and presents previously unreleased teachings that were preserved by the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart.

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Educating for Creativity


National Creativity Network presents Educating for Creativity with Dr. Robert Kelly

March 21, 2013 at noon-1pm EST

Click here to listen to webinar

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Creativity and STEAM, 3/2013

From STEM to STEAM organization

1.) From STEM to STEAM: Click here to learn more: "In this climate of economic uncertainty, America is once again turning to innovation as the way to ensure a prosperous future. Yet innovation remains tightly coupled with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – the STEM subjects. Art + Design are poised to transform our economy in the 21st century just as science and technology did in the last century. We need to add Art + Design to the equation — to transform STEM into STEAM."

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Creativity and Process, 3/2013


1.) "5 Principles of Creativity” by Greg Satelli: Click here to read: "Back in the 1880’s, Frederick Winslow Taylor was able to make dramatic gains in efficiency by timing workers performing rote tasks.  His efforts spawned the idea and practice of scientific management. Alas, these days routine jobs, even white collar ones such as bookkeeping, legal research and basic medical diagnoses are increasingly being automated by computer.

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Creativity and Healing, 3/2013

BBC: Power of Art

1.) "Can science put a value on art?" by BBC: Click here to listen: "Brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder affect tens of thousands of US veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is known that art therapies can help with the psychological effects of these invisible wounds, but can they promote physical healing? A top military hospital near Washington is conducting the first comprehensive clinical tests to find out how art works."

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Upcoming conferences in April, 3/2013


1.) 92nd Annual Awards + festival of Art and Craft in Advertising and Design in Miami, Florida: April 2-4, 2013: "92nd Annual Awards + festival of Art and Craft in Advertising and Design is a festival dedicated to the art and craft that binds together the visual communications industries." Click here for more information.

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