How do you inspire creativity and innovation in postsecondary education? That’s the challenge that Sheridan College has embraced as a key milestone to becoming Ontario’s first university exclusively dedicated to undergraduate professional education.
The immense curiosity generated by Sheridan’s recent job postings for a Professor of Storytelling & Narrativity and a Professor of Creativity & Creative Thinking might provide some indication that Sheridan isn’t alone in recognizing the importance of teaching creativity to future generations.
“Creativity is the new currency in the knowledge-based economy,” says Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, Sheridan’s President. “As Ontario and Canada continue to wrestle with jobs that constantly evolve and emerge, we have an enormous obligation to give our students the hard and soft skills they need – not to participate in the future, but to help inform it. To do that, we’re building what I like to call The Creative Campus.”
Sheridan is also seeking a Professor of Creativity and Creative Thinking, in Canada. Bold move. Great to see, glad the door is opening to new disciplines for students and a broadening of talent in faculty ranks. Kudos
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