Creativity for Sustainability Course – Zakopane – 2018
There’s a wealth of talent that lies in all of us. All of us, including those who work in schools, must nurture creativity systematically and not kill it unwittingly.
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) requires re-imagining the model of teaching and introducing significant changes in the way education is often practised today.
Sustainable development cannot be achieved by technological solutions, political regulation or economic instruments alone. We need to change the way we think and act. We need to think creatively, out of the box.
Creativity is one of the most exciting concepts in education. The attainment of creativity in the classroom is most probably dependent on teachers’ own creative practices. However, these practices need not always be thought of as generating novelty out of nothing. The myth that creativity is only about creating works of art or enabling learners to be artistic is detrimental to teachers’ efforts to be creative. Being creative is not exclusive to using arts and crafts, poetry or film in language lessons. The essence of creativity for teachers goes beyond classroom activities. Being creative means daring to do things differently, thus expanding the boundaries of what we know about teaching and learning in order to discover new worlds within the confines of our classrooms. A creative individual is someone whose thoughts or actions change a domain, or establish a new domain. In a very practical course workshop participants will be able to engage in training that consists of creative, divergent thinking , discover their creative potential and learn how to teach creatively.
ESD requires a new model of teaching which is more based on meta-cognition and meta-reflection of students therefore more types of learning have evolved since ESD was introduced in different types of schools.
Four key processes underpinning ESD have been identified : processes which stimulate innovation within curricula as well as through teaching and learning experiences; processes of active and participatory learning, processes which engage the ‘whole system,’ and processes of collaboration and dialogue.
Join us at our course CREATIVITY FOR SUSTAINABILITY and learn how to make your teaching more creative .
ZAKOPANE, POLAND 8-13 OCTOBER 2018
Monday, October 8th
19.30 Dinner at the hotel
Tuesday, October 9th
09.00 Welcome, Presentations and Course Introduction
10.00 Creativity and the European Framework
10.30 How creative are we? Point of Departure
13.30 Creativity and Individual Preferences
15.00 Mental Models and Perception
16.00 Drama for Learning and Creativity
Wednesday, October 10th
08.30 On the Edge of Fiction and Reality- Eco drama
10.30 Creativity and Sustainability
12.00 Group photo followed by lunch
14.00 Education for Creativity and Sustainability
16.30 The Small Impacting Change – How to develop creativity and sustainability back home
Thursday, October 11th
08.30 Thinking outside the Box – Techniques for Creativity and Sustainability
13.30 Visit to Vitkacy Theatre and Cultural centre
Friday, October 12th
09.00 Creative Classroom – Tools for Pupils
13.00 Conclusions on Creativity for Sustainability and Classroom Practice
15.00 Opportunities for European Collaboration
19.00 Dinner in a local folk restaurant
Saturday October 13th
09.00 Morning departure to Krakow
12.00 Visit to Creativity Centre
15.30 Guided walk around Krakow
Sunday October 14th
*Coffee breaks in mornings and afternoons are included in sessions above.
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Fee :1100 Euro including full board accommodation. Here are a few photographs of the venue.