Igniting Creative Thinking: The Doreen Nelson Method of Design-Based Learning

Symposium and Exhibit Reception
Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
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UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room 

The Doreen Nelson Method of Design-Based Learning (DBL) taps into students’ natural creativity to develop higher-level thinking skills and enhance comprehension of the K-12 curriculum. This year marks the twenty-second anniversary of DBL as a certificate and degree program taught in partnership between the Cal Poly Pomona College of Education and Integrative Studies and Art Center College of Design. 

In conjunction with the opening of the exhibit "Igniting Creative Thinking: The Doreen Nelson Method of Design-Based Learning," UCLA Library Special Collections presents a symposium recognizing the work of K-12 teachers and students using DBL. Participants include: 

  • Daphne Chase, Wilson Elementary School 
  • Marvin Malecha, NewSchool of Architecture and Design 
  • Marcia Melkonian, Librarian 
  • Doreen Nelson 
  • Jennifer Sorbara, Walnut High School 
  • Gene Tucker, UCLA Center X 

The symposium will be followed by a reception and tour of the exhibit featuring selections from the Doreen Gehry Nelson Method of Design-Based Learning (formerly City Building Education™) records in UCLA Library Special Collections.

Reception to follow symposium. Please RSVP to rsvplsc@library.ucla.edu or call 310-206-8411 by October 10.

Pay-by-plate parking is available in Structure 3 for $8.