Category: Nurturing Creativity & Innovation: New, Innovative & Radical Education


Transforming Education in the Digital Age: Harnessing Technology for Enhanced Learning and Engagement

Digital technology has established itself as a crucial element in contemporary education in a society that is becoming more interconnected. Digital tools that provide fresh ways to interact with educational content are being integrated into traditional pedagogical practices. This integration is not only aiding the education process, but also transforming it as a whole. This


Creativity & Well-being: A Feasibility Study for a New Course at a Small Liberal Arts College in Japan

Considering the escalating mental health needs of college students during and after the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the stigma surrounding mental health in Japan, a team of educators and artists at two small universities in Tohoku joined forces with medical arts researchers at a large, Research 1 university in the United States to explore


Ergonomic Aspect in Home-Office Teaching

The objective of the study is to present the comfort conditions in a domestic space from an analysis of ergonomic aspects aimed at carrying out activities at home office. The emergence of the Covid-19 virus spread around the world and led many countries to enact a lockdown, with consequences for the educational and economic system,


Reimagining the Role of Art for Student Learning at Wenzhou-Kean University

This research aimed at exploring the opinions of undergraduate students at Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU) towards the issue of reimagining the role of art for student learning. Previous research had shown that the art method was crucial for students’ learning process. This study had investigated 70 students varying in different majors from College of Business &


Threats and Opportunities of Chat GPT in Online Learning With Elementary/Primary Students

This paper introduces the recently popularised computer AI (Artificial Intelligence) program called Chat GPT (Generative Pre-Trained Transformer) in an educational context. The paper then goes on to discuss the potential threats and opportunities that have and may still emerge for elementary/primary education. This is specifically discussed in the context of online learning. These opportunities and


Structuring Interactive Stories: A Framework for Considering Storytelling in Art and Design

Since identifying the challenges of enhancing students’ creativity as the main research question, I aim to apply trans-disciplinary thinking by bringing some insights from physics into art and design practices. In the practices of art and design, the creativity is the most vital ingredient as its appearance is unpredictable just like quantum leaps (Koyama and


Development and Evaluation of Frankards: A Manipulative for Teaching Probability

This study focused on developing and evaluating an instructional material based on the needs of mathematics teachers and on the least mastered learning competencies in Grade 10 Mathematics. Baseline data gathered revealed that teachers faced difficulties in contextualizing and discussing the concepts of statistics and probability. They specifically cited the lack of instructional materials for


Piloting a Design Thinking Based Pedagogy for Teaching Innovation and Co-Creation at a Liberal Arts and Science College in Netherlands

This research aims to describe the Design Thinking (DT) based Global Citizenship program and the institutional context at Liberal Arts and Science (LAS) education at Leiden University College (LUC) in Netherlands, with the goal of sharing lessons learned for similar initiatives at LAS around the world. A case study approach was used to examine diverse


How to Create Collective Care-based Learning Environments for Youth and Adults?

COVID-19 has shown us that classrooms are not prepared to support individual and collective resilience during challenging times and educators have a responsibility to change that. Building resiliency promotes students’ willingness to learn, increases their engagement with their teachers, and promotes the ability to learn from them. Conversely, students who lack a sense of collective


Enrolling in the Metaversity: A Meta-Analysis of Virtual World University Campuses in the Metaverse

Among the innovations in higher education during the Covid-19 pandemic are university- based initiatives in the metaverse. This paper provides a meta-analysis of a series of eleven of these international university educational undertakings in the emerging networked virtual worlds, or the metaverse. Findings show that metaversity initiative are organized into at least three main areas,


From Online to Onsite: Innovating Pedagogy and Content to Nurture Creativity and Entrepreneurship During COVID-19

The Covid 19 pandemic has changed the way of teaching and learning in the past two years. While we are thankful for the technologies that make teaching possible during a time of limited mobility, we also receive complaints about the lack of engagement in online learning. The pandemic also took away students’ belonging to a


Exploring Destination Imagination Alumni Perceptions of 21st-Century Skills and Workforce Readiness

Rapid changes in technology and globalization have altered traditional demands on workplace competency requirements. This transition requires that graduates are proficient in a wider variety of 21st-century skills including creativity and innovation than in the past. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore how Destination Imagination alumni perceived that 21st-century skills learned as


Hyperspace of Interaction: Creative Storytelling in Art and Design

In the practices of art and design, the creativity is the most vital ingredient as its appearance is unpredictable just like quantum leaps. Referring to the hyperspace theory, the 11 dimensions of space-time might show similar patterns with information exchanges. Therefore, I compare the “quantum entanglement” to the information loop of interaction. The relationships between


Information and Communication Technologies Use of Parenting in Early Childhood in the Pandemic Era: Benefits, Risks, and Implications

The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak poses serious challenges to traditional parenting practices. ICT-assisted parenting, in which parents seek information, make connections, and participate in intervention programmes, is receiving increased attention. Global studies indicate that online parenting is beneficial for children’s cognitive, emotional, and behavioural development, as well as for parent-child interactions. Despite this, there remains a


Mathematical Algorithm for Understanding Numbers and Their Operations Integrated Into the Cornerstone of Learning in a Pelmanism Game: Mathesso

Mathesso, a novel board game focusing on explaining elementary mathematics to kids of all ages, is presented. Using the principle „learning by playing,“ Mathesso allows children to acquire a rich intuition about the structure of the number system. The game has a strong potential for reaching comprehensive and rapid growth as a learning tool worldwide,


Establishing a Writing Practice Remotely: A WhatsApp Course for Academics

In many universities there are numerous writing courses, workshops, resources and writing centres for academics. Some of these were disrupted by the Covid pandemic. A positive outcome has been moving beyond Emergency Remote Teaching to innovative pedagogical alternatives that continue to be effective as lecturers and academic developers reenvisage teaching interventions past the pandemic era.


Curriculum Innovation Landscapes: Early Childhood Education [ECE] Sector in Aotearoa New Zealand

Innovation traverses many organisational landscapes and inspires those who work there to use creativity to shape current and future practice and curriculum development. We wanted to learn more about what curriculum innovation was happening in the early childhood education [ECE] sector in Aotearoa New Zealand, and what inspired it. This research project explored the role


How Preschool Children Articulate Learning Through Polaroid Photography

The significance of polaroid photography is attributed to the mediums ability to capture the world exactly as it appears to the child. A child who is given the freedom to orchestrate autonomously their own photo shoot has license to capture their vision in a single frame. I plan to record three Preschool participants concept of


21st Century Education Model: We Need Museums Now More Than Ever

The accelerated development of digital technologies highlights the necessary transformation of educational models towards one based on competencies and capable of breaking with linear and deductive thinking. At this juncture, museums are reconsidered and redefined as cultural spaces capable, from artistic practices and new technologies, of breaking with the linearity and rigidity of the scientific


Resilience Embodied in Conversations and Creativity During a Covid Context

Many working-class, disabled, mature women face great adversity in the academy in their (in)ability to play the game. Lacking the necessary cultural capitals to feel at home in the spaces of higher education, the women returnees describe themselves as interlopers in the education machine. Yet this positioning was overcome in a collective community of creative


Story Maps as Teaching and Learning Tools for Elementary Education Majors

It is imperative that preservice teachers learn how innovative technologies can be used to teach geographic inquiry. In a science methods course, elementary education majors learn to design Story Maps that are interactive maps displaying geographic data that are enhanced by text, video, and photographs. These interactive maps were created as web applications using the


Pro-C of Creativity in Singapore’s Eating Culture During COVID-19 Pandemic

This paper discusses how in challenging times like the global Covid-19 Pandemic, Pro-C of Creativity (Kaufman & Beghetto, 2009) in a person has surfaced more frequently in Singapore. Amabile (1983) and Csikszentmihalyi (1988) have affirmed that environment can affect one’s creativity. Pro-C of Creativity can be an in-born survival skill for a person to build


Levelling the Playing Field: A Case Study on the Benefits of Integrating Student Feedback Through Fluid Course Development

A challenge in teaching and course planning is striking the balance between the skills and knowledge students need to learn and the timeliness of the information available to explore and learn from. In visual arts, students who are hoping to pursue professional practice need legal knowledge, communication skills, and technical skills alongside reflective thinking and


Sparking Creativity Through Digital Project Based Learning Activities in Rural Communities in India

Project based learning has proven to be an effective technique used by highly skilled teachers in the controlled environment of the classroom. In this study, project-based learning activities are introduced to groups of children in rural communities of India through the access of an android tablet, offline content, facilitation by community members and support by


Improvement of Elementary School Students’ Creativity Mindset Through Game-based Learning

This study aimed to use Game-based Learning System for Creativity Mindset (GLS-CM) to investigate whether the learning system would effectively improve pupils’ growth mindset of creativity. The participants were composed of 132 pupils. The GLS-CM was employed to improve pupils’ creativity growth mindset. The learning systems consist of eight games for enhancing dispositions and skills


Student Voices as Nouveau Committee Work: Providing a Platform and Safe Community for the Realization of Inspired Student-led Projects

Department committee work is a compulsory yet vital component of higher education institutions. A limitless amount of untapped potential exists within students, and committees can be established or adapted to support the interests of passionate, innovative students. When students receive trust, respect, and liberation to author ideas of personal importance into manifestation, they are enriched


Culturally Relevant Gamification Approach for Climate Change Education: Tackling the Climate Change Issues Through Food System Activities

Climate change education require an educational approach that able to engage, motivate, and empowering children to take an action. Gamification approach in education has potential to increase the students’ motivation, and engagement during learning. In climate change education context, to empower students to take an action, educational approach that able to create sense of relatedness


Innovations in Hospitality and Tourism Education in Vietnam: A Hypothetical Framework

In Vietnam, the number of international tourists is increasing and their needs become more diverse. However, workers in the hospitality and tourism industry do not meet the demands due to lack of professional skills. Therefore, it is necessary to innovate the skills of workers through education, especially through innovative pedagogical approaches. Supporting teachers to innovate


Initial Invention of Therapy Table for Autism to Avoid the Table Being Pushed or Flipped by Autistic Children

In individual therapy for autism, a problem occurs in which autistic children often push the therapy table. Further, in children with large posture, they can even flip the table upside down during tantrums because their energy can no longer be held by the therapists. This behavior disrupts the course of the therapy. This research was


Development of a Creativity Framework for Filipino In-service and Pre-service Professionals

The study explored and documented creative output of 12 Filipino in-service teaching professionals from one university and creative output of 191 Filipino graduating students as pre-service professionals from three universities in Baguio City, at the Cordillera Administrative Region of the Philippines in the areas of Hospitality and Tourism, Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology. Research questions


From Teaching to Learning – Becoming Coach for Learning by Doing to Build Educational Capacity in Nepal

Transformation from a teacher to a learning facilitator is a challenging task; the essence of learning is complex, because at the center of it are sets of actions and thoughts interrelated to each other in different ways. There are various ways for the learning facilitator to support the learner depending on the educational design and


Integrating Independence & Interdependence: Education Beyond Dualism

We must realize that the current needs of society are due to how we have developed the minds of our society within our educational systems. In order to create a path of peace and wisdom in the world, we must understand how the stagnation of education and narrow-minded socioeconomic pressures have misguided students, teachers, and


Journeying with Communities: Theoretical Reflections from the Community Integration as Complex and Integrative Strategy for Teaching, Research and Community Development

Teaching and serving in a university setting is very challenging and yet very substantial. The role of the faculty members is to respond to the challenge of being agents of social transformation within and outside the university. To be able to respond from this call, faculty members must be committed and equipped with integrated knowledge,