Creativity Across Cultures: Fostering Creativity Inside and Outside the Classroom


Screen Shot 2014-08-14 at 5.46.24 PMCreativity is highly valued in the global workforce, and educational policymakers around the world have embraced creativity as an important outcome in national curriculum documents. How are global educators fostering creativity both inside and outside schools?  In this webinar for the edGlobal community,  presenter Karen Collias, founder of Knowledge Without Borders, discussed how teachers and students combine elements of creativity in teaching and learning in formal education with research findings from a variety of countries (China, Australia, and Canada) and the International Baccalaureate program. Karen also explored concrete examples of creativity in informal educational settings with examples from Peru and Turkey. A design thinking challenge in Istanbul, Turkey, engaged secondary students in solving a local community problem. A collaborative partnership, Nourish to Flourish, in Arequipa, Peru, focuses on pre-school and primary students and their families working together to strengthen community identity.  View the webinar if you are thinking about how to inspire creativity in the learning process.

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