The Talisman Project: Artifacts of Growth Mindset
The understanding of Growth Mindset, or the concept that our capacity to learn is not fixed, is a significant equalizer for underserved or underrepresented students.
The Talisman Project was developed as a way to engage students with new technology and to provide a platform for them to access their awareness of learning. Using 3D modeling and printing, students create artifacts to represent a growth experience. This talisman acts as a physical representation of the acquisition of knowledge, hopefully enabling future growth and success. In this workshop we will talk more about these ideas and you will create your own talisman for a future exhibit at Gottesman Library.
Nina Bellisio is Associate Professor of Visual Communications at St. Thomas Aquinas College in New York. She joined the faculty there in 2011 after teaching art and design for 10 years at the Art Institute of California-San Francisco. In her multiple roles at St. Thomas Aquinas College: faculty member, Innovation Coordinator, and Assistant Dean of Curriculum, she works to integrate technology into learning and to incorporate design thinking practices into interdisciplinary curriculum. Nina holds a BFA from Cornell University and an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently a doctoral student of Creative Technologies at Columbia University Teachers College where her area of research is gender bias in the designed environment.