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Creighton Hosts CASTL Institute Focused on Scholarly Learning

Creighton Hosts CASTL Institute Focused on Scholarly Learning

Creighton University will host the 2010 National CASTL (Carnegie’s Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) institute June 2-5 at the Harper Center on Creighton’s campus.

More than 120 scholars, faculty and administrators—from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and over 25 sites--will attend the developmental summer institute designed to create a community of learners, with scholars sharing their work and expertise in order to develop new scholars and leaders in the field.

This year’s theme, “Creativity,” invited attendees to examine what and how they teach, to share innovative teaching practices and creative ways to study, and to challenge educators to anticipate tomorrow’s problems.

Twenty-eight scholars will also present their research for critical mentor discussion on topics ranging from iPods as health education teaching tools, information cycles and critical thinking, dance movement and thinking, to visual brainstorming, and more. Workshops and a leadership forum are also planned.

Keynote speakers include:
Anthony (Tony) Ciccone, director of CASTL and professor of French at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he leads the Center for Instructional and Professional Development. He will discuss comedy, creativity and cognition.

William Brown, director of the Eli Whitney Museum, a learning laboratory that allows children to develop imagination, craftsmanship and confidence, will talk about how creativity is often a product of practical and impractical curiosity.

Craig Nelson, professor emeritus of Biology at Indiana University, will discuss fostering creativity, critical thinking, mature valuing , sense of self and voice across curriculum. More information and a complete schedule of activities can be found at

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