Boosting the internal creative resources of European schools with Finnish models for education for creativity
Partners from 5 European countries (University of Jyväskylä, Finland; Borgorete, Italy; M-Around, Hungary; BDF and InTheCity, Netherlands; Jozsef Attila Primary and First Secondary School and Spektrum Educational Center Foundation, Romania) gather their efforts together to increase the creativity and innovation in everyday school practices in schools in four European countries (Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands and Romania) by provide support and training to teachers within Everyday Creativity project, funded with support from the European Commission by the Erasmus + KA2 Strategic Partnership programme.
The project aims to actively involve teachers and their learners in showcasing and boosting creative practices in their schools, identifying and promoting uptake of creativity boosting methods and measure, with an emphasis upon everyday school/classroom creative environments, provide teachers and learners with opportunities to develop their own creativity and engage them in reflection upon their own pedagogy and learning strategies.
To meet these objectives, the project proposes to produce three intellectual outputs.
1. Creativity and development needs assessment including an online, interactive self-assessment tool for teachers.
2. A blended training course for teachers on how to facilitate creativity within their schools and teaching practices, provided by the Department of Teacher Education, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Jyväskylä.
3. Guidelines for teachers as accelerators of creativity and innovation in their schools and communities, including a Teacher Portfolio Aid.
20 teachers will take part in the blended training and transnational mobility and 200 teachers will benefit from the national teacher training workshops. We expect that all these teachers will apply the creativity boosting methods and tools in their daily practices, the project having an impact upon more that 4000 learners aged 6-15. The application of the "Finnish model" in the participating schools and other applied creative practices will be documented and shared with more teachers and education stakeholders across Europe via the project webpage.
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