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Developing mathematical abilities and creativity

Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Venue: Room 1007, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: £15 / £10 students

Developing mathematical abilities and creativity

Creativity is universally considered to be an essential part of the 21st century curriculum but many people are unsure what this means in practice. In this workshop we will look at some of the theory behind creativity and take part in practical exercises looking to develop it in the classroom. We will be particularly looking at developing creativity beyond the subjects normally considered ‘creative', such as mathematics.

In fact, creativity plays an important role in mathematical learning by supporting mathematical reasoning and problem solving. Creativity can help us find novel and effective ways to solve problems. Finally, we will explore how teachers can leverage their own creativity to provide students with appropriate learning opportunities and develop their students' mathematical abilities.

This workshop will be run by the Developing Minds Lab within the Department of Psychology at Kingston University.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Dr Elisa Back
Email: E.Back@kingston.ac.uk

Directions

Directions to Room 1007, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE:

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