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Support for European Cooperation in Education and Training (ECET) Project n. 521415-LLP-2011-IT-KA1-KA1ECETB

To spread creativity practices to foster innovation in Italy, United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain and Norway by involving practitioners and policy makers in learning frameworks design and awareness raising events.

CLEAR website: www.clearcreativity.eu

NEWSLETTER October 2013 Why Creativity and Innovation and why now? Creativity and innovation are increasingly central to the social and economic development of Europe. Observers of innovation have long argued that the best conditions for innovations contain a mix of supply and demand led measures. ‘Imagine trying to cut a piece of paper with just one blade of a pair of scissors. It’s near impossible. Yet that is what we try to do with innovation policy. We rely on supply side measures to push technology. We neglect the critical role that demand and markets play in pulling innovation through. We need to use both blades of the scissors.’ (L. Gheorghiou, 2007) The overall message is a simple one. All products and services - whether in new technology, scientific or manufacturing discovery or in the delivery of public services such as health, employment or education – are both increasingly prized and more likely if their development is based on both the people who design and build them and also those who will buy or use them. This may be a long understood principle in some parts of the private sector, but as governments throughout the world increasingly look to innovation as a way of powering their economies, it is in their approach to public services, where the most dramatic effects may be realized. Therefore, CLEAR project aims to support Universities, Executive Education and Higher Education organisations, Continuous Education and Training bodies, regional Policy makers to adopting learning strategies and tools to raise awareness on the importance of creativity to empower individuals and to transfer and develop innovation in organisations. CLEAR analysed policies and approaches to develop creativity and collected good practices realised in the three sectors of the learning chain: scientific and technology academic education, post academic/ executive/ non academic higher education, continuous training, with the aim to share and transfer them.

Findings& Messages from Analysis and Stakeholders Literature, policies and practices in Italy Spain United Kingdom and Norway have been analysed and the results shared with policy makers, researchers and practitioners through 8 seminars and several dissemination events. The analysis, coordinated by GuildHE CEO Andy Westwood, produced three reports the first presents the state of the art in Italy, Norway, Spain and the UK related to creativity, lifelong learning, and innovation. The second collects 10 good practices related to the three sectors of the learning chain. The third report is a scenario and strategy paper built upon the first two documents and prepared by an external expert Dimitrios Salampasis.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


Support for European Cooperation in Education and Training (ECET) Project n. 521415-LLP-2011-IT-KA1-KA1ECETB

To spread creativity practices to foster innovation in Italy, United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain and Norway by involving practitioners and policy makers in learning frameworks design and awareness raising events.

CLEAR website: www.clearcreativity.eu

NEWSLETTER October 2013 Findings and messages have been grouped into three main issues: Strategies, Policies and Practices.

STRATEGIES

Questions

Messages

1. Culture, creativity and innovation: is it an attractive investment?

• Creativity is a catalyst of innovation which has become a key element for global competition. • Address changing skills needs. • Establish stable partnerships between Universities, training providers and the business community. • Encourage the adoption of new business models.

2. Is it a common approach toward creativity and innovation at EU level desirable and feasible? 3. How to adapt the approach to the different national sector and innovation systems?

POLICIES

4. How to implement Creativity within Formal Education curricula?

• Creative skills should be learnt from an early stage, in order to lay the foundations for a constant replenishment of creative talents. 5. The regional /national sector specialization • Reinforce cross-sectoral fertilisation. Stimulainfluences a regional creative specialization? te partnerships between creative sectors and other industrial sectors. 6. How to measure the impact of creativity? • Consider creativity and its impact on innova(eg. Employment rate, participation to political tion from an holistic point of view. Pay attention debate, active citizenship...). to several dimensions: organisation, production, learning, living,...

PRACTICES

7. Connect creativity to (open) innovation (creativity is much more than art). 8. How to include creativity in Higher Education tracks? 9. How to enhance feedback toward policies through a shared vision-building?

• Re-think space and time. • Re-design learning models. Consider how to exploit the opportunities offered by digital technologies. • Infrastructures and spaces are relevant. Connect regional identity and innovation.


Support for European Cooperation in Education and Training (ECET) Project n. 521415-LLP-2011-IT-KA1-KA1ECETB

To spread creativity practices to foster innovation in Italy, United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain and Norway by involving practitioners and policy makers in learning frameworks design and awareness raising events.

CLEAR website: www.clearcreativity.eu

NEWSLETTER October 2013 Upcoming events Conferences and valorisation events will be organized in Belgium, Italy, Norway, Spain and United Kingdom until December 2013. Innovators, individuals, education bodies, training organisations and policy makers are invited to: Discover the Analysis findings within the EUROPEAN context Address the challenges of innovation and learning Improve learning approaches and training style Increase the attractiveness of education and training offer Meet experts and share new opportunities with practitioners, trainers and policy makers in Higher Education, Vocational Training and Executive Education.

Curious to participate? Check the ongoing activities and the nearest Conference in the News & Events section at

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National Conferences in 2013 21st October, Litteraturhuset i Bergen – Bergen, Norway 22nd – 23rd November, Job Orienta – Verona, Italy

European Conference CREATIVITY INNOVATION LEARNING 27th November 2013 ICAB nv - Site Arsenaa Witte Patersstraat 4 - 1040 Brussel, Belgium


Support for European Cooperation in Education and Training (ECET) Project n. 521415-LLP-2011-IT-KA1-KA1ECETB

To spread creativity practices to foster innovation in Italy, United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain and Norway by involving practitioners and policy makers in learning frameworks design and awareness raising events.

CLEAR website: www.clearcreativity.eu

NEWSLETTER October 2013 CLEAR Partnership

Contact: Gabriella Bettiol, Chiara Salatin Phone: +39 041 2517511 - Email: area.progetti@siav.net - Website: www.siav.net

Contact: Alf-Emil Slinning, Jens Kristian Fosse Phone: +47 55587941 - Email: Jens.Kristian.Fosse@hib.no - Website: www.hib.no

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Newsletter n 1 - CLEAR  

Creativity and innovation: pedagogical framework for the LEARning chain WWW.CLEARCREATIVITY.EU

Newsletter n 1 - CLEAR  

Creativity and innovation: pedagogical framework for the LEARning chain WWW.CLEARCREATIVITY.EU

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