International Symposium ‘New Frontiers in Creativity, Learning and Technology Research’

Creativity Symposium 2020

On Dec. 1, 2020, the Webster Centre for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI) at Webster Geneva Campus and the Centre for the Science of Learning and Technology (SLATE) at the University of Bergen co-organized an online International Symposium on the theme of New Frontiers in Creativity, Learning and Technology Research.

It has been three years since the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI), Webster Geneva Campus, and the Centre for the Science of Learning and Technology (SLATE), University of Bergen, held the first international symposium on Creativity, learning and technology. This year’s event celebrated two outcomes from this initial symposium: a special issue Creativity, Learning and Technology published by Creativity Research Journal (volume 32, issue 1, 2020) and, based on it, a book from Routledge, ‘Creative Learning in Digital and Virtual Environments: Opportunities and Challenges of Technology-Enabled Learning and Creativity’ (2020).

New Frontiers in Creativity, Learning and Technology Research brought together an eminent group of international experts to discuss current developments in the field of creativity, learning and technology research, and to reflect on the use of these phenomena and resource to address the pressing challenges of today. The program included the following talks and presenters:

  • Leading for innovation: How crises can be innovation catalyzers
    Ingunn Johanne Ness, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Playing the creativity game: Educating humans and robots
    Todd Lubart, University of Paris, France
  • Creativity in education: Learning computational thinking through game modding
    Chronis Kynigos, University of Athens, Greece
  • What drives what: On the dynamics of creativity-achievement links
    Maciek Karwowski, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  • Creativity and learning on social media: Lessons from COVID-19
    Vlad Glaveanu, Webster Geneva Campus, Switzerland
    Constance de Saint Laurent, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Creativity and learning in 2020: Celebrating 150 years of Maria Montessori
    Giovanni Corazza, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Final discussion with the contributors and participants
    Moderator: Claude Chaudet, Webster Geneva Campus, Switzerland

The event was well attended, with more than 70 participants in the audience on the day. All the talks have been recorded and can be watched on the viewed below:

The organizers of the event, Vlad Glaveanu (Webster Geneva Campus), Ingunn Ness (University of Bergen) and Constance de Saint Laurent (University of Bologna) are working with the WCCI, SLATE and the International Society for the Study of Creativity and Innovation (ISSCI) to publish a special issue that will bring together contributions from this event that should be available in July 2021 in the open access journal Creativity. Theories — Research — Applications (CTRA).