World Creativity and Innovation Week starts tomorrow. It sets out to encourage people and organisations to use their creativity to make the world a better and more interesting place.
WCIW draws attention to society’s fundamental need for new ideas, new decisions and new actions and the fundamental right of human beings to have freedom to express their fundamental urge to create.
So the question for higher education is, ‘what are we doing to support this value that should underpin the education we provide?’
Creative Academic’s contribution has been to devote an issue of our magazine to exploring the idea of ‘Creativity in Development, Achievement & Innovation’. While innovation is the buzz word of political and business leaders, development is the unsung hero as it embodies all the effort and ingenuity that connects our ideas with our innovations and achievements. The magazine is free to download at http://www.creativeacademic.uk/magazine.html
To raise awareness of the importance of students’ creative development Creative Academic is hosting a week long social learning event beginning on April 17th on the #creativeHE Google+ platform which we are calling ‘Imagineering in Higher Education’. All you need is a bit of imagination to join in and it would be great if you could participate in the conversation and share your own experiences and perspectives. To join the community discussion please click on this link. https://plus.google.com/communities/110898703741307769041
Creative Academic is a social enterprise whose purpose is to encourage higher education to value students’ creative development as much as their academic development.
Post submitted by Norman Jackson, Creative Academic, April 14, 2016.