A Partnership between the Office of Arts and Cultural Programming and Montclair State University's Research Academy for University Learning, the Creative Thinking Project draws on Peak Performances artists to explore how creativity can be integrated into the curriculum to ignite innovation and critical thinking across disciplines as varied as the performing arts, math and science, humanities, and business.
The cornerstone of the project is the Creative Thinking course (CRTH-151), entering its fourth semester in the spring of 2014. The course is based on the core premise that it is possible to develop tools and approaches to foster innovative thinking. Faculty from multiple departments lead the class in hands-on activities designed to help students synthesize an experiential and theoretical understanding of creative processes. Past guests have included such unique artists as choreographer Liz Lerman, director Robert Wilson, and musician Laurie Anderson. For more on creative thinking, visit our Creative Thinking blog.