International Exploratory Workshop on Creativity in VET

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Creativity in education has been widely researched. There has been growing recognition that nurturing students’ creative potential is a valuable, yet often unrealized, educational goal. However, a focus on vocational education and training can hardly be found. Very little is known about how creativity can be supported within VET: at vocational schools through a variety of didactical tools and organizational approaches to curricula design and at workplaces where the creativity of apprentices can be used for innovation. VET education that nurtures the creative potential of students requires an innovative pedagogy that supports individuals by providing opportunities to face challenges, manage and analyse information, and work with knowledge. VET teachers are required to become facilitators of this learning process, leaving room for exploration and playfulness, allowing for divergent thinking and supporting convergent thinking to arrive at the development of tangible innovations, be it products, services, experiences or cultures. In order to do so, the teachers themselves need to be creative, which means playing with new ideas how to teach and trying out new teaching practices.
The International Exploratory Workshop on Creativity Development in Vocational Education and Training aims at discussing those topics by providing an opportunity of exchanges and reflection with various representatives from education and enterprises.
Periode29 jan. 201831 jan. 2018
PlaceringZollikofen, Schweiz
Grad af anerkendelseInternational