STEAMstudio: Design Projects
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|Course Dates||Weeks||Meeting Times||Status||Instructor(s)||CRN|
|June 18, 2014 - July 15, 2014||4||Online||Open||Ian (charles) Gonsher||10689|
There is a movement emerging across the country that is challenging students to explore new ways of integrating art and design into the traditional "STEM" fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). Careers in the 21st century will demand the kind of creative problem solving that translates critical observation, critical thinking, and critical making into objects and experiences that provide utility and meaning. STEM to STEAM (the “A” is for art) has become an important part of the Brown and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) curriculum in recent years, examples of which include the Brown+RISD STEAM club and Brown Creative Mind. This course will provide an opportunity for pre-college students to collaborate with Brown faculty and students on projects that embody STEAM principles.
In this project-based course, you will gain insight into the arc of the creative process, practice principles of "design thinking," engage in peer-to-peer learning, have the opportunity to share the work you create with others, and participate in conversations that will sharpen your critical engagement with what you have produced.
The course also will explore new strategies for creating blended learning communities in which students learning at a distance and students on Brown's campus collaborate to develop projects that emerge from their own interests and modes of inquiry.
The course will require that students participate in project documentation, which supports both the process and product of many studio-based courses at Brown. You will leave this course with a portfolio, a visual record of your work that also will give you the opportunity to present a personal narrative of your own creative identity. The portfolio also can be a good supplement for college admissions.
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Learn more about the STEAM movement:
STEM to STEAM initiative
Brown STEAM Tumblr
STEAM in the news:
• Scientific American (2/21/14)
• Providence Business News (2/24/14)
Coursework requirements: This course requires approximately 10 hours of coursework per week.
You will need the following to participate in this online course:
• Computer with internet access and browser
• Headphones or speakers
• Adobe Flash Player
Course Fee: $1195; additional materials: $200
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