‘We really need to stop considering thinking as simply ‘intelligence in action’ and think of it as a skill that can be developed by everyone.’ Edward De Bono, 1982
In the words of Ken Robinson “Creativity is not an option, it’s an absolute necessity,” then it’s that much more imperative to find ways to bring creativity to learning.
This workshop is designed to foster and provoke our thinking as to the role of innovation in learning; in our classrooms; in our beliefs about the learner and learning; and, its function in 21st community and society.
Andrea MULLER is an experienced international teacher and consultant who has worked in and with many schools throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Middle East and Europe. In these settings, she has had roles that include curriculum coordinator and adviser, and program manager with the International Baccalaureate. Her current role is consultant and Regional Director for Innovative Global Education. In this role, she works extensively in Asia Pacific and Middle East. Critical to this role is leading and evolving a sustainable model of professional learning. This model involves developing and designing curriculum frameworks; working in partnership with teams to review and refine planning, teaching and assessment which support current and researched educational practices in both local and international settings. Andrea is a co-author of a recent publication: ‘Taking the Complexity Out of Concepts’.
Educators, Curriculum Managers, Administrators – Elementary to Middle School
Please note although content for sessions are indicated, this may be adjusted in terms of timing and participant needs as the workshop progresses.
- Define innovation within the context of learning – what might it look like?
- What future skill sets might be needed for the world of work in 2020 – implications for the learning environment
- Explore a range of resources for developing critical questioning skills to support the creative process
- Understanding how exploring an idea and possibilities can lead to innovative solutions – the role of conceptual inquiry
- Explore the idea of a ‘design mindset’ and how learning might harness these skill sets
- The application of the design process a way to generate and act on original ideas
- Examine practical strategies that allow curiosity to flourish in the classroom
- Explore a range of approaches for designing the learning environment as a space for innovation
- Resourcing for creative and critical thinking
- Practical ways to innovate in your classroom
- Understand the significance of the power and role of student interest in the development of a critical thinker
- How to connect students to the possibilities, develop ideas and find solutions
- Examine the challenges and pose solutions around fostering a culture of creativity
- Innovation in Action: ideas for your learning environment and approaches to curriculum design
Certificates of Attendance will be issued to participants who have taken part in all sessions. Please make sure your personal information is correct in the registration form.