One of the aims of the annual World Creativity and Innovation Week (April 15-21) is to encourage people to use their imaginations to solve problems that are relevant to their work. To celebrate WCIW and show that higher education is involved in the problem of creating a more creative society, #creativeHE is offering a social learning event in collaboration with ‘Creative Academic’.
Imagineering involves using imagination to create ideas and invent possible ways in which these ideas might be implemented. The context for this imagineering event is the enhancement of students’ and teachers’ creativity and creative development in higher education.
This social learning and sharing experience is open to anyone who would like to use and share their imaginations. While the main focus is on higher education you don’t have to work in higher education to participate. The process is being supported by a team of facilitators – Chrissi, (Founder #creativeHE) Norman, (Fonder Creative Academic), Jenny, Nikos, Rafaela, Roger, Sandra and Sue.
Each day will begin with an image, animation or video clip which will be posted at 7am on the #creativeHE platform, together with an invitation to share your ideas, feelings and experiences in response to this stimulus.
What does being creative mean in your own practice contexts?
Where do good ideas come from?
Thinking like a designer?
Learning from the experience of a creative professional?
Techniques for encouraging creativity in higher education?
CO-CREATING MEANING: Social learning is about creating and co-creating new meaning. On the final day of this event we would like you to create a digital artefact to represent something important that you have learnt through this process. Your creation can take any form and be in any medium for example blog posts, illustration, animation, story, poem, something physical or virtual that you have made or anything else conjured up by your imagination.
Everyone who completes this task is entitled to the #creativeHE imagineering digital badge awarded by Creative Academic.
CURATION: At the end of the process ‘highlights and insights’ from the conversation will be published in a special edition of Creative Academic Magazine (CAM4B).
We hope this event will be of interest and value to you and that you will enjoy the experience.
The #creativeHE team