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Developing Creative Thinking: A Pedagogical Workshop

Adva Margaliot

Science Department, Achva College of Education

The workshop would allow participants to experience practical tools for the development of creative thinking among teachers and students.

Let us look at the following statements:

·         Students enjoy reading adventure literature, titles of thriller and user instructions of a new game, but would rather avoid reading school books.

·         Our world if full of out-of-use products. What can be learned from them or by using them?

Does joining these two statements create an interesting connection in your mind? If the answer is positive, share it with us. If it is still negative, then in our workshop, together, we will look for connections that might turn learning into an adventure.

Creative thinking has been identified as one of the key thinking skills mentioned in the 2005 "Learning for the 21st century" report. It includes several "big" theories through which one can view educational activity and provide a structured frame of reference with tools that can turn learning into a proactive and experiential endeavor.

The transition from learning skills and content materials to learning as an adventure is underpinned by a pedagogical approach akin to our own worldview, according to which motivation of learners, teachers and students is enhanced when they are given the chance to change from passive to active learning, so that they cope with a significant challenge that starts with an assignment whose definition is clear but whose outcome is given to personal interpretation. The workshop will introduce participants to activities that integrate the theory and the practice of creative thinking. The activities are structured so as to integrate play, learning, investigation and experience. Thus we will expose the potential of the integration of theory and activity that encourages creative thinking so as to experience dynamic learning that takes place through playing and peer collaboration. The mission we set ourselves is to motivate the participants to create, to be involved and to be intrigued through tasks that offer new game-like spaces to explore. In this manner we seek to enable the participants to identify their inherent potential and understand what creative thinking is, so that it could become one of their resources for the developing original thinking about contents of learning.

Participants are invited to experience hands-on activities that aim at promoting creativity in education.


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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