by Dave Colangelo
Part of centering mental health rather than making accommodations in the classroom is considering the role that creativity can play in supporting positive mental health outcomes in teaching and learning. Building on our first module on Accessibility and UDL, creative assessments may represent one way to make life more accessible in the classroom without necessarily significantly adding to our workloads. Following from our module on Mental Health, this module also suggests that the incorporation of creativity within course activities can be proactive and preventative, supporting student mental health in more holistic ways. This module looks at what creativity is and how it can support the mental health of teachers and learners through course delivery.
Examine the relationship between creative activities and evaluations and positive mental health and well-being for students and faculty.