Title: ICT as a driver for Creative Learning and Innovative Teaching
Authors: FERRARI AnuscaCACHIA RominaPUNIE Yves
Citation: Measuring creativity p. 345-367
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC55646
URI: http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-policy/doc2082_en.htm
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This paper argues for the necessity of creativity and innovation in educational sets. Creative learning is defined as any learning privileging understanding over memorisation; creativity is thus a transversal skill facilitating a specific form of learning, requiring understanding, meaning-making and active participation. Creative learning is therefore increasingly relevant for the needs of the 21st century knowledge-based society. A shift in learning asks for a change in teaching practices and methods, this is why this paper also addressed innovative teaching, which is understood as the implementation of new teaching methods, formats and practices aimed at fostering teachers and students creativity. This paper focuses on three inter-related enablers for change: technologies, culture and pedagogy. Technologies are already up-taken by young generation, who are appropriating ICT-tools and in particular web 2.0 applications in new creative ways. New pedagogies have to take into account what it means to be educated in our times, as the overwhelming presence of technologies in our lives brings about a change in the way young people and children learn and understand.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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