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Creative Academic’s Contributions to #WCIW

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?’

posterCreative 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.
http://www.creativeacademic.uk/

Post submitted by Norman Jackson, Creative Academic, April 14, 2016.

What’s Missing from Science Education? Creativity.

If we’re going to inspire future generations of chemists and physicists, we have to restore the creative process in science education.

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How important is it to teach the creative process in science?

How ‘twisted’ early childhood education has become — from a child development expert

Early childhood development expert Nancy Carlsson-Paige: ‘Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that we would have to defend children’s right to play.”

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Wondering how we all have been shaped toward creativity and creative thinking thanks to our early years influences. A worthwhile read for people who spend time with young children.

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Creative teaching gives students ‘hero moments’

A new teaching method is allowing each student a chance to shine.

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Moving away from reading and writing to doing. Check it out. Perhaps an experiment to launch during or pitch during WCIW April 15-21?

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Brewing Innovation at University of Michigan through across campus random coffee meet-ups

Innovate Brew is a first-of-its-kind program that randomly matches U-M faculty for 30-minute coffee meetings once a month to foster more innovative thinking on campus.

So simple an idea.  Perhaps an initiative to begin at your workplace for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21?

 

https://record.umich.edu/articles/random-coffee-meet-ups-spurring-innovation-across-campus

Schooling with #Creativity

As a matter of fact, the Indian education system overvalues memorisation over innovation and originality is its biggest limitation. Memorising material simply may help students score good marks in exams, but it can’t teach them the skills they require to confront real world challenges.

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A case for using creativity thinking in schools.

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