CREATIVITY CAMPUS GOHIGHER

Creative teaching and education for Ukrainian universities
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Creativity is defined as the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems, communicating with others, and entertaining ourselves and others
Robert E. Franken, "Human Motivation"
Why is it important?
Nowadays in many countries, creativity is gradually becoming more and more important for educational policies` development, universities` curricula and for higher education institutions.
Nine out of ten experts agree that creativity is part and parcel for economic growth and a value for the society. Moreover, 78% concur that creativity is important for their career and 71% believe that creative thinking should be taught at schools, like math and physics.
Creativity Campus GoHigher is a part of a long-term teachers` professional development program, focused on the establishment of competency-based teaching and learning.
A goal of the Creativity Campus
To help university teachers to develop professional skills and to introduce practical tools that will help to implement creative approaches to teaching.
During a five-day creative campus, 60 teachers from 30 universities will learn about the methods of developing students' creativity.
Program of the Creativity Campus Event
Lectures, activities in group, discussions and practical assignments will be the core of the Creativity Campus. Experienced Ukrainian and international teachers and facilitators will be the trainers of the Campus.
Event program: 5 days of intensive courses, when participants will work on their curricula and courses, conduct practical exercises and establish relationships with their colleagues.
During the Campus, participants will consider such topics as the development and measurement of creativity, methods of using creativity, creative thinking and its use in the classroom.
Objectives of the Creativity Campus Event
To increase awareness of approaches which promote 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and leadership skills
To provide teachers with practical tools to make lessons more creative, student-centered and linked to competency-based outcomes
To help university teachers and heads of departments to introduce competency-based teaching and learning approaches into their programs and courses
Outcomes of the Creativity Campus Event
The participants will be able to better deliver student-centered courses which develop competencies
The course participants will be able to effectively share information with colleagues
The participants will be able to effectively design lessons and courses which introduce creative problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills to their students
The course participants will collaborate with teachers from different higher education institutions in order to design and implement a research project based on the course input
The course participants will be able to better evaluate the effectiveness of their educational methods
Criteria for participants' selection (open call)
1
A working command of both
English and Ukrainian
(minimum B2)
2
Commitment to share
and provide feedback
on the course input
3
Readiness to integrate creativity
in the current syllabus
and courses
Terms of participation
The participants will cover organizational costs, as well as their traveling expenses and accommodation charges. Please sign up to receive updates about program and terms of participation.
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Professional Development Program
'Developing Competence-Based Teaching and Learning' for University Teachers in Ukraine
GoHigher in partnership with British Council Ukraine, Pearson and Dinternal Education
About program
Objectives of the program
1
To support Ministry of Education and Science
in its effort to improve quality of the Higher Education in Ukraine in part of the implementation of the competency-based teaching and learning in Ukrainian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
2
To help university teachers and heads of departments
to develop professional skills which are compatible with the International Standards for European Higher Education as well as the Law of Higher Education (2014)
3
To help university teachers and heads of departments
to introduce competency-based teaching and learning approach into their programs and courses
4
To develop teachers' ability
to reflect on classroom practice and measure whether learning outcomes have been achieved
5
To provide opportunities
for Ukrainian teachers from different educational institutions to share experience and best practices
Creativity Campus GoHigher is a part of a long-term teachers` professional development program, focused on the implementation of the competency-based approach to teaching and education. Its primary target audience is university teachers and heads of departments in Ukraine, who are responsible for the realization of these approaches in their programs and courses.

The program consists of separate modules (campuses), each of the modules will address one cluster of competencies.

For example, the Creativity Campus, the first event of the program, will focus on creativity development, problem-solving and critical thinking. Modules will take place in different regions of Ukraine, on the basis of partner universities, to ensure the maximum participants` involvement.

The program is initiated by the community for learning and teaching GoHigher and supported by British Council Ukraine, Pearson and Dinternal Education.