EDUsummIT 2015 and its outcomes: Exploring Creativity and ICT Across Educational Systems

ID: 49017 Type: Symposium
  1. Punya Mishra, Michigan State University, United States
  2. Danah Henriksen, Arizona State University, United States
  3. Petra Fisser, Institute for Curriculum Development in the Netherlands, Netherlands
  4. Miroslava Cernochova, Charles University, Prague, Australia
  5. Sacha DeVelle, Austrailian Council for Educational Research, Australia
  6. Michael Henderson, Monash University, Australia
  7. Susan Hopper, The Episcopal School Dallas, United States
  8. Timothy Casimaty, Monash University, Australia

Tuesday, March 22 10:15 AM-11:15 AM Location: Regency D View on map

No presider for this session.

Abstract: In this symposium, we explore the importance of creativity, as a key construct for 21st century education in general, and in terms of technology for teaching and learning in particular. Creativity is clearly a vital theme to education, not only because of its role as a principal driver for growth, and new innovations, but also as a key attribute of thinking, learning and solving problems in our complex world (Cropley, 2003). This emphasis on creativity and its integration into curriculum cannot happen without forethought and planning. We suggest that there are three threads of system-wide emphasis for research, practice and policy to consider in building an effective foundation for creativity and technology in education—these being teacher education, assessment, and educational policy. The presentation in this symposium emerged from EDUSummIT 2015 in Bangkok, and reflect that work and discourse.

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