Educating which creativity? Reflections on creativity, culture, and society

Asociate Prof. Vlad Glavenu (Denmark)

This presentation will explore the sociocultural construction of creativity within Western cultures and reflect on its implications for how we understand and educate creative potential in schools and organizations. Drawing on a historical analysis of creativity and related concepts, such as genius and talent, from Antiquity onwards, I identify three paradigmatic ways of defining creativity. The first and most common one, continuing the legacy of the Renaissance and Romanticism, associates creativity with the arts and emphasizes self-expression, originality, and divergent thinking


New start up and Entrepreneurial creative ideas, models

Dr. Michael Jackson (UK)

Dr Jackson’s talk will highlight how organizations worldwide are increasing their creative capacity and educating themselves and their customers to achieve better, faster, cheaper outcomes.

Successful organizations today are blending education and creativity into their products and services often in partnership with all their stakeholders. With increasing use of AI, VR, robots and the IoT in the near-term we can expect an ever-increasing digital and networked world.  Consequently, education is becoming near-instant and just-in-time, while creativity in all aspects of organizational design and delivery is a key driver of future success.


Creativity development in Australia Education

Dr. Rob Hurle (Australia)

Creativity in Australian Education Schools has been one of the main elements in the socialisation of children from very early on in the development of State-based education in Australia. They have been seen as a key part of enabling a child to grow to an adult who fits in with his or her society and community


Reconceptualization of Creativity and An Alternative Paradigm of Creativity Education

Prof. Hoisoo Kim (South Korea)

The concept of creativity is usually defined as one of individual characteristics separated from sociocultural and historical context. Like education for other individual capacities, creativity education put much emphasis on growth and development of individual's creativity. The dominant approach of creativity education at almost all levels of schools focuses on provision of the opportunities to learn creative skills and knowledge to students


Students as Creators: Theory and Practice of Creativity Development

Guy Levi (Israel)

We are experiencing a paradigm shift in the transition to 21st century education which is still in its early stages, however, we must promote its full realization. This paper draws on important reports, such as the Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium and Innovating Pedagogy from the Open University to refine the challenges, opportunities and promise of the new paradigm, and specifically the need to promote creativity. The main actor of this paper is the trend Student as Creators, which was defined by the Horizon Report 2016: K-12 Edition.