信息科学技术学院学术报告:Computational Flexibility and STEAM Education

联系人:阎素兰联系方式:13701467199发布时间:2018-09-11

  

报告题目:Computational Flexibility and STEAM Education  


报告人:   Brian K Smith, Professor & Senior Associate Dean of Academic  Affairs, College of Computing &  Informatics, Drexel UniversityPhiladelphia, PA  


报告时间:2018年9月13日上午9:00

报告地点:教学楼七楼报告厅

报告内容简介:

The  STEM disciplines—Science, Engineering, Technology, & Mathematics—are  critically important in the United States and other nations. But STEM fields are  not the only areas that drive creativity, innovation, and social good. The arts  and design disciplines provide ways of looking at the world and habits of mind  that can improve the products of STEM work. My presentation will focus on my  efforts with colleagues to develop the STEAM initiative—Science, Technology,  Engineering, Arts/Design, & Mathematics. In five years, STEAM has become an  educational movement based on interdisciplinary collaborations between the  sciences and the arts. I will discuss my research in educational technology and  its grounding in STEAM principles. I will also talk about more recent STEAM  efforts that focus on computer and information science education, mainly to  train students to develop computational flexibility, the capacity to invent  novel software tools when existing applications fail to solve problems.  




报告人简介:

Dr.  Brian K Smith is a professor and Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in  the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. His research  involves the use of computation to support and augment human performance and  learning, especially in contexts outside of formal education. Before Drexel,  Smith was Dean of Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education (RISD|CE)  where he oversaw the development of art and design programs for youth and adults  and was a co-investigator of RISD's STEM to STEAM initiative. He has also been a  faculty member at The Pennsylvania State University's College of Information  Sciences and Technology and the MIT Media Laboratory teaching and researching in  computer, learning and information sciences. He also worked as a program  director at the United States National Science Foundation in the Division of  Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings in 2017-18


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