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Episode 47: Creativity and Innovation in the College Classroom with Dr. Amy Climer

lecture breakers podcast creativity and innovation in the college classroom


In episode 47 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, our guest is Dr. Amy Climer. She’s here to talk about how we can encourage and promote creativity in the college classroom.

We talk about why creativity is important in education and how we can integrate creativity into any course, even those with a heavy focus on content and memorization. And, Amy shares one very simple strategy that you can use to encourage creativity just by changing one word in the way you ask students a question.

I hope you enjoy this conversation and that it inspires you to think about some of the places in your course where you can break away from the lecture and give your students the opportunity to build their creative skills and flex their creative muscles.



  • Why creativity is important in education.

  • A very simple, yet powerful strategy to encourage creativity in any lesson in any course just by changing one word in the way you ask students a question.

  • How to connect creativity and assessment.

  • How to integrate creativity into courses that have a heavy focus on content and memorization.

  • Simple ways to encourage students to be creative and let go of some of their fear and/or nervousness about what it means to be creative.

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