Creative Thinking in Education

This Creative Thinking in Education course for school teachers and administrators explores new ways and focuses on Creative Thinking to generate new ideas and how this can be applied to professionals. It includes aspects such as challenging popular myths, listing the risks involved in decisions and generating vision for projects.

The main objective of this 5 day training course is to provide participants with a better appreciation of what creative thinking is and why schools, colleges and higher education institutions should invest in providing education in these skills.

Participants will be trained in different creative thinking skills and will learn how to use these tools in the class room both as a subject by itself and also as a tool to be used in support to teaching other subjects.

Participants will also learn how to use creative thinking tools to support their communication skills, project management and to use their creativity when developing extra-curricular activities for their schools and colleges.

Course Modules:


Module 1

Building the Innovation Society
EU policies promoting creativity and innovation
Overview of creative thinking
Opportunities of using creative thinking in education

Module 2

Barriers to creative thinking: personal and institutional
Psychological barriers to creative thinking
Characteristics of creative thinkers
Overview of creative thinking tools

Module 3

Exercises on how to use creative thinking tools
Applications of creative thinking in Education and Training
Developing innovative course ware in various subjects

Module 4

Teaching students creative thinking
Creative Hit Lists and identifying challenges in education
Lessons learned

Module 5

Generating innovative educational products and services
Evaluating use of creative thinking in education



This training course will also include 3 cultural visits so participants can experience cultural heritage and they will be trained to use such heritage as a stimulus for creative thinking and idea generation. 

Schools and educational institutions that would like to give this training course to their members of staff can apply for funding under the Erasmus+ KA1 Programme.

A certificate of attendance together with a detailed description of the modules covered during the course will be presented upon completion.   

 

Date of next Training course: Will be announced shortly                    

Duration: 5 Day course (total 30 hours) from 9.30 to 17.00 (including 2 coffee breaks and a lunch break)

Location: Malta

 

For more detailed information contact : michael.refalo@creolabs.com.mt

 

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The first Creative Thinking in Education course took place in Malta on the 29th August and ended on 2nd September 2016.

Participants coming from 5 different countries participated in the course which included teachers and administrators from Portugal, Spain, Italy and Germany.

 

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  Participants during a creative thinking session                                        Group Photo at Gozo MCAST Campus


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The second Creative Thinking in Education course took place in Malta on the 3rd April and ended on 7th April 2017.

Participants coming from 2 different countries participated in the course which included college teachers and administrators from The Netherlands and Germany.

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  Group Photo at Mellieha                                                                                Using music as a form of inspiration and coordination

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