Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fostering Creativity in Education

Julia Gillard, Australia's former Prime Minister and Board Chair of the Global Partnership for Education talks about creativity and the need to inspire young people to discover their passions and follow them. In today's changing world where the need to constantly reinvent ourselves is becoming imperative, there is a global quest to foster problem-solving skills and resilience, and enhance creative abilities. However, achieving universal primary education remains a top priority, since creativity becomes relevant once literacy and numeracy skills have been attained. She believes that only when we’ve covered the basics, we can then focus on expanding children’s imagination and boost their professional development ambitions. “What really matters in the long term is having a sense of purpose and passion.” (source: WISE)

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