The Power of Progressive Education: Can Creative Thinking Be Taught?
Friday, January 10, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Dramatic play, building with blocks, learning from trial and error -- classroom or boardroom? Graduate school or lower school lab? Businesses today thrive on people who are creative on their feet, know how to problem-solve and want to collaborate. These are the people who create the next successes.
How does a century-old pedagogical movement such as progressive education produce the kinds of entrepreneurs, designers and pioneering doctors that we need tomorrow?
The first of a series of conversations, this symposium focuses on the efficacy of experiential, hands-on learning developed 100 years ago at the fabled City and Country School in Manhattan. Known for its trailblazing work, C&C is the leader in progressive education for children ages 2-13.
WELCOME David E. Van Zandt President, The New School
INTRODUCTION Kate Turley Principal, City and Country School
KEYNOTE Bruce Nussbaum, Professor of Innovation and Design, The New School and author of Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire
David Rockwell CEO, Rockwell Group, architect and creator of Imagination Playground
Charles Adler Co-Founder and former Head of Design, Kickstarter
Mark Pinney CFO, Vimeo and parent of three City and Country graduates
Lori Breslow, Ph.D.: Director, MIT Teaching and Learning Laboratory and Senior Lecturer, Sloan School of Management
PLUS City and Country School parents:
Tucker Viemeister industrial designer/entrepreneur
Eric Freitag, Director of Product Innovation, RG/A
Cocktails and Creative Playtime to Follow
To live stream this event, go to: https://new.livestream.com/TheNewSchool/progressive