‘Creativity extends right across all age-ranges, all levels of competence, all teaching contexts and all geographical regions. And it applies equally to teachers as well as learners.

Creativity is a universal, though its manifestations may be specific and local.’ 

– Alan Maley

  • Creative teaching often takes students to the edge.
  • Getting out of their comfort zones can cause people to re-examine where they are and what they have been holding on to.
  • Consequently, the learners have opportunity to move beyond status-quo.

Boosting Skills for Creative Teaching 

There is a perception that some teachers are gifted with natural creativity, and the rest of us have to beg and borrow to obtain creative ideas. In the ICTIDC`s Teacher Training Academy we believe that truly creative teachers are not necessarily those specially gifted in creation but rather those who are masters at gleaning ideas from all kinds of sources.
In ICTID Center we seek to empower all teachers to use a dose of creativity to liven up the learning and therefore we are prepared to offer a set of ICTIDC tailor-made
Creative Teaching Toolbox, addressing the learning needs of the teachers who would like to improve their creative teaching skills and boost their creative ideas.

Creativity is enjoying a resurgence of interest in the education systems of many developed countries. The core of this is the recognition that creativity, in its broadest sense that encompasses divergent thinking, problem-solving, and related abilities is a core skill in the 21c. 

Our Approach to Creativity 

  • We believe that introducing more creativity into the learning process doesn’t have to make the educators` job harder.
  • It can actually make it a lot more interesting.   
  • Some may classify creativity as a skill, but this seems to ignore context.
  • ​Creative teaching skills are about working towards the genesis of something unique, both within and outside of the learner.
  • Creativity is the heart of the motivational classroom. It empowers students and teachers to express ideas and opinions in unique ways. Creative teaching leads to active learning.

In the ICTID Center we rather consider it more a phenomenon.

To us creativity is:

1) something new (or something old brought into a new context) and

2) something deemed valuable.

In addition, we look at creativity in education both from pedagogical and learning perspectives.

In ICTIDC we examine specific evidence from our work with teachers and trainers from formal and non-formal educational sectors, suggesting that this practitioner cohort is favourably primed and disposed to teach both for and with creativity.

We offer tools and training methods to boost creativity in school settings, offering specific advice for school teachers who are at the coal-face of creative education.