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Thursday, July 17 • 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Thinking Hyperbolically! A Math/Art+Design Mashup

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The session will showcase ideas gleaned from “Thinking Hyperbolically!” – a math/art+design hybrid course offered as an elective subject for high school students (typically in year 9 and 10). The primary focus of this course was to establish powerful links to interdisciplinary learning through minimal reliance on student “creative” or “mathematical” ability.  TH! has promoted experience over stereotype and has provided an exciting template for innovative models of cross-curricula learning related to mathematics, design and art, incorporating applied practical experiences for students including the use of contemporary digital technologies. Each unit of work produced aesthetic form (physical and virtual) from underlying mathematical theory. TH! and its peripheral studies has influenced the education experience for both students and teachers, providing that “curiously sharp sense of joy” May (1975), inherent in the surprising mashup of disparate themes. We believe the cross-fertilisation of ideas enriches best practice. TH! projects detail how innovative practice is constantly evolving. Sharing ideas and promoting action related to interdisciplinary models of learning will enhance the breadth of development in critical thinking and the scope of potential creative output for all.


Speakers
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Melissa Silk

STEAM Coordinator, International Grammar School
Melissa is the inaugural STEAM Innovator at International Grammar School in Sydney, Australia. She has established cross-curricular relationships with members of the IGS community, forged many partnerships between museums, industry professionals and academics working in a range of STEMtoSTEAM research and practice environments. Melissa is heading a pioneering charge in STEAM education in Australia, with the support of a bold community of... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 4:00pm - 5:05pm
St. James - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza

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