The Creativity in Education Summit is a ground-breaking event that has become a flagship gathering of educators, researchers, policy makers, and industry leaders from around the world. Organised jointly by the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) and the Global Institute of Creative Thinking (GIoCT), the summit is dedicated to exploring the latest trends, approaches, and best practices in creative thinking and creativity development in schools.
Since its inception in 2019, the Creativity in Education Summit has been a platform for stimulating discussions, innovative ideas, and impactful actions aimed at transforming education for the 21st century. The summit brings together a diverse range of stakeholders who share a common goal of promoting creativity in and for education.
The 2022 Creativity in Education Summit focused on the theme of “Creative Thinking in Schools: from global policy to local action, from individual subjects to interdisciplinary learning.” The summit featured a line-up of distinguished guest speakers who shared their experiences and insights on building a movement of confident, capable teachers of creativity and sharing pedagogies for teaching creative thinking across disciplines.
In 2023, the Creativity in Education Summit will be the stage for the launch of the OECD’s Professional Learning on Creative Thinking (PLCT) programme, an initiative that seeks to enhance the teaching of creative thinking skills in schools across the globe. With a mission to empower educators and learners to thrive in the age of creativity and innovation, the summit promises to be an exciting and inspiring event that will shape the future of education for generations to come.
At the summit, a new OECD-led Professional Learning on Creative Thinking (PLCT) programme will be announced, introducing progress achieved in the pilot stage, and present the National Coordinators from main participating countries in the pilot stage. It will be the soft launch for the Professional Learning on Creative Thinking (PLCT) programme with an aim to invite more organisations from around the world to apply to OECD to become the PLCT National Coordinators and Teaching Centres.