Author Peter Gamwell to discuss ‘Thinker, Learner, Dreamer, Doer: Innovative Pedagogies for Cultivating Every Student’s Potential’ at Quinnipiac University on Oct. 26

Quinnipiac University’s School of Education will host author Peter Gamwell at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Gamwell will discuss his book “Thinker, Learner, Dreamer, Doer: Innovative Pedagogies for Cultivating Every Student’s Potential,” which outlines how schools and organizations can change their learning environments to foster innovative thinking in students when the Age of Complexity is always at the forefront.

The event is free and open to the public and will take place in Room 101 of the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the North Haven Campus.

Born in Liverpool, England, Gamwell also is the author of “The Wonder Wall: Leading Creative Organizations in an Age of Complexity,” as well as a presenter and an award-winning leader in education. Working closely with such renowned creativity experts as Sir Ken Robinson and Sir John Jones, Gamwell is recognized internationally as a leader and catalyst for creative change initiatives that inspire and advance organizational cultures.

A critical component of Gamwell’s work was the publication of a system and community action research study guided by the question “What are the conditions under which creative and healthy individuals and organizations flourish?” In 2013, his work was recognized when he was given the Distinguished Leadership Award by the Ontario Public Supervisory Officers’ Association, representing one of the most successful education jurisdictions in the world.

With a reputation for engaging, compelling and practical ideas, Gamwell has advised the academic, business, and government communities at all levels on how to develop strategies to imbue creativity throughout an organization, as well as create environments for optimal learning and engagement. Gamwell has sat on panels for the Global Distinguished Leadership Panel (CASA 2014), the World Creativity Forum (Oklahoma, 2015), and sits on the Board of Directors for the US-based National Creativity Network.

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