United Platform for Creativity in Education

2018 Symposium: Creativity from an embodied & situated view

Date: Friday 5 October 2018

Location: Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Aim of the symposium: Most previous research on creativity fits the traditional psychological trait approach. However, recent findings suggest that cognitive processes and actions result from these processes are to be regarded as situated and embodied. With this one-day small-scale symposium we are aiming at exploring creativity from a situated-embodied perspective from different fields of research and, as a result, strengthen our understanding of creativity. This symposium is a collaboration of the United Platform of Creativity in Education (UPCE) and the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI).

Fee: There is no fee to attend the symposium (not included: boat tour and dinner). 

Want to join? Please e-mail us!  –  UPCE@uu.nl (Limited places are available)

Preliminary program:

Time Activity
9:00 – 9:15 Coffee & walk-in
9:15 – 9:30 Opening speech by prof. dr. Elma Blom
9:30 – 10:10 Talk 1 by prof. dr. Paul Leseman
10:10 – 10:30 Discussion – talk 1 (plenary)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:40 Talk 2 by dr. Vlad Glaveanu
11:40 – 12:00 Discussion – talk 2 (plenary)
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch, at Botanical Garden
13:30 – 13:45 Pitch 1, 15 min presentation
13:45 – 14:00 Pitch 2, 15 min presentation
14:00 – 14:15 Pitch 3, 15 min presentation
14:15 – 14:45 Discussion – pitch 1, 2, and 3 (plenary)
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 – 15:30 Pitch 4, 15 min presentation
15:30 – 15:45 Pitch 5, 15 min presentation
15:45 – 16:00 Pitch 6, 15 min presentation
16:00 – 16:30 Discussion – pitch 4, 5, and 6 (plenary)
16:30 – 17:30 Panel discussion, creative activities,  and drinks
17:30 onwards City tour (e.g., boat tour + dinner) (Not for free)

Information of the organizing institutes:

The Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI) at Webster University Geneva is a multidisciplinary center dedicated to the scientific study of creativity and innovation and its applications to business, education, art and design, technology and society. Situated at the forefront of research within creativity, innovation, and connected fields, the WCCI collaborates with a wide network of European and international centers, institutes and organizations both inside and outside of academia. Its aim is to advance our understanding of creative processes, teach the management of innovation, and offer a space for companies and organizations to meet and have the facilitation required to foster change and development processes. More details about the Center and its activities can be found at wcci.webster.ch.

The United Platform of Creativity in Education at Utrecht University is platform founded by Prof. dr. Evelyn Kroesbergen (Radboud University) and Prof. dr. Kiene Brillenburg Wurth (Utrecht University). The UPCE brings together creativity researchers across the globe to enlarge our shared knowledge on creativity in education. We aim to map the terrain, to deepen collaboration, and to transfer research findings to educational practice.

Researchers from various perspectives will be connected to share their ideas, instruments, and findings. Additionally, we aim to establish sub-networks of researchers that will form the basis for future collaboration.