The 2022 Creativity in Education Summit took place on the 17th and 18th October, 2022. The theme of this year’s event was Creative Thinking in Schools: from global policy to local action, from individual subjects to interdisciplinary learning.
Exploring ‘building a movement of confident, capable teachers of creativity’ and ‘sharing pedagogies for teaching creative thinking within and across disciplines’, the summit focused on promoting and evidencing creativity in schools, from individual subjects to interdisciplinary learning.
the aim of sharing the many innovative approaches being used in schools, where representatives from featured schools in the UK, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, China and the US share case studies, discuss best practice and outline any lessons learned, exploring strategies that can generate impact both within and beyond the school or university campus.
Gwang-Chol Chang, Chief of Section of Education Policy at UNESCO Headquarters began by highlighting that the world today faces highly complex global tensions and crises and raised the key question – How can education help cultivate creative thinking and solutions to respond to multiple crises? ‘Current education systems are no longer fit for purpose. We need to rethink the purpose and content of education for the 21st century,’ said Chang.
Professor Bill Lucas presented the annual report of Global Institute of Creative Thinking, Creative thinking in schools across the world: A snapshot of progress in 2022, at the event. He offered a global overview of progress exploring the inclusion of creative thinking in international, national and state curricula, sharing recent research into curriculum design and pedagogy, reviewing progress in assessing creative thinking, and considering the opportunities ahead for creating new approaches to professional development for school leaders and teachers.
October 18, 2022 | Workshop