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Embedding Creativity Into the Curriculum

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Specifics

  • Activities: Our courses usually include two cultural activities. Further information is available on the page of each location.
  • Certificate: Certificate of Attendance guaranteed for participants who attend at least 80% of the course.
  • Lessons: Classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 14:00) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 19:00).
  • OID: Discover our OIDs
  • Price: 480 €

Description

By one popular estimation, 65% of our children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t exist yet[1]. Facing unprecedented and rapidly changing challenges in this era, creativity is an essential skill that empowers young people to adapt and innovate, as well as to approach problems with curiosity, empathy, and openness. Accordingly, the need for teachers to learning how to embed creativity into their classroom practices is getting immense.

This course will boost your confidence in nurturing creative students. Instead of providing you with a list of activities, we aim to help you deliberately understand the characteristics of creative people and the elements in a creative process, so that you can help students to nurture those traits and create a learning environment that allows creativity to flow.

You will learn the Five Core Attitudes and the Seven I’s of Creative People, alongside interesting exercises that help you and your students to practice as individuals as well as embedding the concepts into the curriculum and daily classroom interactions. You will also get to know some assessment tools that will help you to scaffold creativity and give clear guidance to your students on the growth of their creative minds.

This course uses the world café method to stimulate professional exchange among participants on real-life application of the concepts. You will have the opportunity to explore and expand possibilities to embed creativity into your curriculum and daily teaching. By the end of the course, not only you will gain a better understanding of creativity, but you will also be more confident in taking relevant actions in your teaching that help students to become creative people. There is no mystery to teaching creativity for 21st-century skills, nor should you be afraid. This course will definitely help you expand your capacity to experiment embedding creativity into your curriculum.

Concept by: Pui Ying Law

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:  

  • Understand the characteristics of creative people;
  • Assessment creativity and its pros and cons with specific tools;
  • Nurture the traits of creative people with abundant examples and interesting exercises;
  • Overcome the blocks and strengthen the stimuli of creativity in the school environment;
  • Deliberately embed creativity into their curriculum and classroom practices.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Introduction to the course

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Creativity as a vital life skill in the 21st century

  • Goal setting: Generate personal/ and professional goals to be achieved in the course, and evaluate personal progress toward those goals;
  • Unpacking creativity;
  • Everyone is creative, do you believe so?
  • Can creativity be taught? 
  • Can creativity be embedded in every subject?

Day 2 – The Five Core Attitudes for creativity

  • Self-discipline, openness to experience, risk-taking, tolerance for ambiguity, group trust;
  • Concrete and practical examples to practice as individuals and embed the concepts into the curriculum and daily classroom routines;
  • World Café discussion on the application of the concepts in your specific contexts.

Day 3 – The Seven I’s for creativity

  • Inspiration, Intuition, Improvisation, Imagination, Imagery, Incubation, and Insight;
  • Concrete and practical examples to practice as individuals and embed the concepts into the curriculum and daily classroom routines;
  • World Café discussion on the application of the concepts in your specific contexts.

Day 4 – Scaffolding creativity for growth

  • Introduction to several assessment tools to scaffold creativity;
  • Pros and cons of assessing creativity;
  • Practical use of the assessment tools.

Day 5 – Blocks and stimuli of creativity in the school environment

  • Opportunities and potential struggles to embed creativity into curriculum and teaching;
  • Ways to overcome the blocks and strengthen the stimuli of creativity.

Day 6 – Course closure & cultural activities

  • Course evaluation: round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Please note:

The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the trainer delivering the specific session and the requests of the participants.

If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion.

The number and schedule of the cultural activities depend on the location, not the course; further information is available on each location webpage. The trainer will send you the definitive course schedule approximately two weeks before the course.

Next Courses

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  • 6-11 Sep 2021
  • 4-9 Oct 2021
  • 1-6 Nov 2021
  • 6-11 Dec 2021
  • 3-8 Jan 2022
  • 7-12 Feb 2022
  • 7-12 Mar 2022
  • 4-9 Apr 2022
  • 2-7 May 2022
  • 6-11 Jun 2022
  • 4-9 Jul 2022
  • 1-6 Aug 2022
  • 13-18 Sep 2021
  • 11-16 Oct 2021
  • 8-13 Nov 2021
  • 13-18 Dec 2021
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  • 11-16 Apr 2022
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  • 11-16 Jul 2022
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  • 29 Sep - 4 Oct 2021
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