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Designing Empowered Students: Creativity Tools in the Post-Secondary Ecosystem

Christine Boyko-Head

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We are living in a time of rapid change and upheaval in education. (Re)evolutionary strategies, and practices have always attempted to keep pace with the dynamic educational milieu, but now things seem different. The stakes seem higher, the impact of change more pervasive, the challenges more daunting as PSE classrooms become more diverse and possibly more divisive. To generate powerful and effective educational systems, Innovative Learning Environments (OECD, 2014) identifies student engagement, collaboration and learners’ self-awareness as fundamental. This presentation shares the findings from two Applied Research in Education research projects examining how might we use creative problem solving tools and techniques to generate differentiated instruction and assessments that enhance engaged, inclusive, equitable classrooms. The presentation asks participants to experience the impact of specific creativity tools such as the Foursight thinking preferences and design thinking practices in order to create quality curriculum that empowers students.


Short Biography:

Christine Boyko-Head, Ph.D. is an interdisciplinary artist-educator, curriculum specialist and creativity in higher education advocate at Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario. Her scholarly and artistic works appear in a variety of journals and she has presented her research interests to domestic and international audiences. For ten years she taught across the USA and Israel for Lesley University’s Integrated Teaching through the Arts M.Ed program. Certified as a Creativity and Foursight Thinking Preferences facilitator, Christine has done creative envisioning for post-secondary institutions and community groups. In her spare time, she does writing workshops and public readings from her first historical fiction, Pulse of Courage.

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Welcome to the 16th ICIE conference on:

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Welcome to the 16th ICIE conference 2018 on:

Excellence, Innovation, & Creativity in Basic-Higher Education & Psychology

Latest Development in Research & Practices

Paris - France (July 3-6, 2018)

Todd Lubart, Ph.D.                                                                                    Franck Zenasni, Ph.D.

Honorary Chair                                                                                            Conference Chair

Sandra K. Linke,Ph.D.                                                                                Bahaa Zoubi, Ph.D.

ICIE Director, Co-Chair                                                                                 ACIE Director, Co-Chair

Welcome to the ICIE International Conference

The International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE) is committed to the development of all learners as productive world citizens and leaders for the future. This International Conference will provide a conference programme with the highest calibre of: Nobel Prize winners, keynote speakers, invited speakers, and a large number of scholars and presenters alongside a selection of exhibitors. The ICIE conferences are milestones in the journey towards leadership, creativity and innovation in basic-higher education and psychology.

Conference Aims and Objectives:
Encourage volunteer spirit; Promote excellence and sustain quality; Connecting Communities; Strive for improvement; Evolve responsibly; Meet community expectations of quality; Sustain competitiveness and viability; and Balance innovation with core essentials.

This conference provides you with the opportunity to: 

  • Explore the latest developments in education & psychology in general, and innovation in education in particular;
  • Examine the need for sustainable educational systems;
  • Integrate the latest technology into the education system;
  • Debate the future of education & psychology: What are the challenges ahead?
  • Learn from innovative case studies where educational institutions have taken the initiative;
  • Engage in a series of seminars designed to debate the theory and practice of real improvement in education & psychology; and
  • Participate in pre-conference workshops designed to develop participants' competencies.

Conference Categories:
  • Excellence in Education: Basic & Higher Education;
  • Gifted Education;
  • Creativity & Innovation;
  • Educational Technology;
  • Psychology, including all branches (e.g., applied psychology; cognitive psychology; organizational psychology; developmental psychology; experimental psychology; clinical psychology; educational psychology; cross-cultural psychology; positive psychology; social psychology; comparative psychology);
  • Innovative Learning Environment: standards and curricula, tasks and materials, and communication;
  • Instructors and Teacher: competencies, innovative teaching methods, and staff development;
  • Learner: competencies, individual differences, intervention and development;
  • Programme Development: Examples, planning models and components, implementation and evaluation;
  • Global Education for Peace;
  • Organizational & Social Issues in Education;
  • Integrated Services: guidance and counselling, community services, parenting and caring; and mentorship; and
  • Future Trends: Globalisation and networking, civic education, ethical issues; and building creative climates.

We encourage anyone with an interest in: innovation in education, excellence in education, and gifted education to attend this conference. The participants will include: university academics, psychologists, education policy advisers and managers, business and industry leaders, gifted and talented program coordinators, school heads, graduate students, parents and caretakers.

Registration Fees for International Participants:

  • Early Registration Fees:             €350 (May 25, 2018).
  • Late Registration Fees:              €400 (June 30, 2018).
  • Onsite Registration:                   €450.
  • Conference Workshops:             (Included in the registration fee)

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