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Creativity by Design and Social Construction in Research | June 4- July 2

Mon, June 4, 2018

through Mon, July 2, 2018

Creativity by Design and Social Construction in Research

Facilitator: Celiane Camargo-Borges, Ph.D.


June 4 – Orientation day

June 11 – July 2, 2018

Live group calls will take place on: June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 02 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm New York time/US Eastern time

This four-week course introduces and brings together the ideas of design thinking with inquiry through a social constructionist approach. This combination is presented as a way that helps the learner engage in creativity and imagination when doing an investigation and research.

When combining and articulating these two approaches, an abundance of new opportunities emerge in which investigating a topic becomes a systematic process combined with creative and imaginative tools.

Creativity by Design is an approach that focuses on promoting innovation by fostering actionable knowledge (Romme, 2003; van Aken, 2004). Its ideas are formed based on four principles: the human-centered approach; the experiential stance; trial and error, and mindfulness of process (Brown, 2008). Such principles are easily connected to social construction, which embraces knowledge production as a creative process engendered by involving the whole system in a project.

Social construction and creativity by design engage and invite research into practice and practice into research. This dynamic combination invites us to look at research slightly different. It invites us to engage in research as a daily practice, it invites us to blur the boundaries between inquiry and intervention, appreciating the relational engagement.

This four-week course will focus on a variety of issues related to understanding, conducting and writing up research based on creativity by design and social construction. A collection of innovative and creative methods will be offered to expand your possibilities in research and inquiry.

Registration fee: $400/general, $300/student

Registration is closed at this time.

For more information, contact Celiane Camargo-Borges at: [email protected]