Amplifying Creativity in the Classroom: Applying Creativity Research, Concepts and Models

Amplifying Creativity in the Classroom:

Applying Creativity Research, Concepts and Models



Workshop Description

Creativity is a key driver to heighten learning motivation and to instil the joy of learning in everyday lessons. As educators, it is critical to understand how creativity research, theories and models can better inform curriculum planning and lesson design and enactment.

Specifically, teachers will appreciate contemporary views of the nature of creativity and how we as educators and curriculum designers can confidently explore create ways to deliver knowledge and values to students.

This course will help teachers apply creative teaching concepts to develop student-centred inquiry and collaborative learning approaches. More importantly, teachers will review, evaluate and identify actionable steps to re-charge learning and nurture creativity.

Key Understandings

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand how effective curriculum heightens creativity and how creativity learning goals can be aligned to teaching goals, assessment modes and instructional activities;
  • Develop curriculum, unit plans, and lesson design can be informed by creativity research and models;
  • Explore pedagogical approaches to infuse creative learning can be situated by social, cultural, academic and personal factors;
  • Infuse creative learning strategies that consider the needs of learners and the contexts of learning.


About the Presenter: Mr John Yeo


John Yeo photoJohn Yeo is currently an educational consultant with Principals Academy. Formerly the Deputy Principal of Singapore Institute of Management International Academy, he crafted and spearheaded signature programs such as STEM (i.e. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Enterprise Education. John was the first Asian recipient of the Ruth B. Noller Research Grant Award for his research on Problem Finding in Creative Inquiry in 2017. This annual award by the U.S. Creative Education Foundation supports emerging, paradigm-shifting research with high potential for impact in the field of creativity.

He previously held the position of Assistant Head for Professional Development in the Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Academic Group in National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He taught the Masters level modules as well as Management and Leadership Studies program in NIE specializing in areas such as creative and critical thinking, problem finding, curriculum design, teachers' professional learning, as well as authentic assessment. He has written and co-edited books such as Mastering the Art of Authentic Assessment, Sustainable School Reform through Lesson Study for Learning Community and other publications.

He was on the Ministry of Education's (MOE HQ) Critical and Inventive Thinking Taskforce that proposed new curriculum directions and implementation road map for all Singapore schools. He was also the lead curriculum consultant for the national review of MOE's Innovation Program under the Gifted Education Branch. Deeply passionate about curriculum reform, John engages leaders with dialogue on educational issues such as development of curriculum policies and designing for 21st century learning.



Registration Details

Presenter: Mr John Yeo
Dates: 26 and 27 November 2020 (2 half-days)
Mode of Delivery: via Zoom

Singapore Time GMT+8: Participants can choose either the morning or afternoon session
Run 1 (AM): 9.00 am to 1.00 pm for each day (Morning session: please click here to register)

Run 2 (PM): 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm for each day (closed)

Closing date: 30 October 2020 Friday Extended to 20 Nov 2020 Friday


Training Dates for 2021

Date: 2 June 2021 Wednesday

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Closing date: 9 April 2021 Friday

Workshop Fee: S$150.00 per participant. If 2 or more participants from the same school/organization attend the same course and of the same timing, the discounted fee will be S$130.00 per participant for that particular course. Fees are subject to GST and include all training materials.

Other Information: Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

School/Cluster-Based Workshop Registration
Please contact Joseph Loy by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or tel: 6363 0330 on the cost of conducting the workshop.


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