Creativity starts from the belief that you can, grows with the accumulation of skills and knowledge and manifests through action to make your idea happen.
Creativity in students is vital. It enables them to be ingenious, imaginative individuals who can find, pose and solve problems with an open mind; making connections, interpretations, taking risks, learning from mistakes and exploring new possibilities.
Creativity engages learners and helps them prepare for the world of work and to shape their future lives. It inspires students to see who they are and envisage what they can do, to realise their potential and what they can accomplish.
What does deep Creativity look like?
Learners have a real talent for identifying opportunities to create economic and social value by solving important real‐world problems or finding unrealised opportunities. They have a relentless drive to question the status quo and imagine completely new futures where lives are better and the world is changed. They are able to look across the talents and resources around them to see who and what they need to bring together to make it happen. And they do.
Learners have an eye not just for novel ideas but for solutions and ways of thinking that could be game changers. They have good instincts for how to pursue these ideas all the way to fruition. Learners are highly skilled at outside the box, creative and innovative thinking that works in the real world, makes a difference in people’s lives, and improves quality for people, environment, and economy. Solutions have clearly been thought through from multiple perspectives.
Creative thinking capability aims to ensure that students develop:
Art, Technology and Design learning across all the Christian College campuses is helping students believe that they can by providing opportunities to spark creativity and growing their skills and abilities to realise their ideas through action. Here are some examples worth highlighting from the last twelve months:
I am looking forward to celebrating all of the creative learning opportunities at our upcoming ‘Extravaganza’ where all campuses combine to showcase our students work across the Art, Technology and Design faculty at Christian College.
Director of Teaching & Learning, Art Technology and Design
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