Enhancing Student Creativity in Secondary Schools
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Enhancing Student Creativity in Secondary Schools


Date: 21 August 2018 Tuesday
Venue: To Be Confirmed
Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Closing Date: 29 June 2018 Friday

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Workshop Fee: S$350.00 per participant. If 2 or more participants from the same school/organization attend the same workshop, the discounted fee will be S$300.00 per participant for that particular workshop. Fees are subject to GST and include all training materials, 2 tea breaks and a lunch.


You are invited to a one day interactive training workshop which aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of what factors affect the creativity of your students, together with a set of practical tools and strategies to help enhance their creativity. Leading educationalists, such as Professor Yong Zhao and Sir Ken Robinson, highlight that students need to learn how to be creative, innovative and entrepreneurial to be prepared for the economic challenges that lie ahead. In addition, the World Economic Forum has listed creativity as one of the top three skills needed in the workforce by 2020. The challenge is how to integrate creativity into the curriculum and pedagogy, and how to create an environment and ethos in school that supports student creativity?

Outcomes / expectations

  • Gain an understanding of how factors such as purpose, motivation, expectation and positive emotion affect student engagement and creativity.
  • Gain insights into how a student's 'state of being' affects their creativity, and practical strategies you can use to make a positive difference.
  • Learn how some leading schools are supporting creativity in their curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Learn a range of different strategies, techniques and tools to enhance a student's creativity, whether that be in STEM subjects, the arts, humanities or in sport.
  • Gain practice in how to use several practical creativity techniques with your students.

 


About Professor Gareth Loudon

Gareth LoudonProfessor Gareth Loudon is Professor of Creativity at Cardiff Metropolitan University and Co-founder and Director of the Centre for Creativity. He has spent almost 30 years of his career specialising in creativity, including the creation of new inventions; research into the factors and processes affecting creativity; improving student creativity; and the design and application of creativity processes and tools for product innovation. He has worked for companies such as Apple and Ericsson and setup his own businesses. He has 5 patents to his name and over 70 publications in total. Professor Loudon is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.