Spotlight 2020

Creativity

In an age of rapid innovation, technological advance, and ongoing change, children need a diverse set of skills to navigate unpredictable dilemmas and novel opportunities – both in life and in work. That is why creativity skills are essential now more than ever.
In partnership with The LEGO Foundation
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As governments and educators continue to chart their course for children’s education, creativity skills are essential now more than ever.

 

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This research project aims to discover and celebrate leading innovations doing exceptional work in fostering creativity in education.

The acquisition of knowledge alone is no longer sufficient for them to survive and thrive in this new reality. Creativity not only helps us to navigate through the complexities of our modern world as individuals but also supports our ability to understand and collaborate with others by developing our social-emotional skills. Thus allowing us to live more fulfilling and connected lives. Almost every educator now agrees that we need to consider creativity as a fundamental skill to be cultivated in schools. 

HundrED in partnership with The LEGO Foundation released a Spotlight Report on Creativity to help answer the question: how can we effectively nurture creativity in education? The results of the report shows there is no shortage of practices and solutions currently being implemented in many parts of the world that are both impactful and scalable. It is our hope to inspire more education systems to adopt creativity as a critical component of students’ learning and development process.


Spotlight: Creativity

Sir Ken Robinson’s 2006 TED talk “Do schools kill creativity?” was a clarion call that sparked a groundswell of support to foster creativity, which has since become central to discussions around school change globally. The question is how we can make this happen. HundrED and The LEGO Foundation have teamed up to answer that question by shining a Spotlight on 20 leading innovations fostering creativity in the world today.
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Educate!
Educate! tackles youth unemployment by partnering with youth, schools, and governments to redefine education so that youth in Africa receive the skills to attain further education, overcome gender ine
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MyMachine
3 educational levels co-creating: 1] Primary schoolchildren invent (IDEA) a 'dream machine'; 2] together with university students they design a CONCEPT for it; 3] and together with students from t
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The Teachers Guild
To catalyze creative leadership, The Teachers Guild builds off the methods and mindsets from the Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit. It’s a learner-centered approach to problem-solving that builds
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EL INGENIO. Center for Learning and Creativity Development
El Ingenio provided public access to creative development to the community, where more than 20,000 children, youth and adults have developed learning capabilities and creative skills through their ori
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Segni Mossi
A rule-bending method of creative education that brings together movement and art in workshops for learners and teachers alike.
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Playground Ideas
Building playgrounds to build brains. These unique, child designed playgrounds are built using local materials to provide abundant opportunities for daily play. Recent addition - Nüdel Kart; a decon
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Remake Learning Days Across America
RLDAA is a multi-day festival designed to help parents, families, and caregivers engage in innovative education that youth experience when they make, code, play, design, and tinker. With dozens, even
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Out Of Syllabus Project
The Out of Syllabus Project is an initiative of Project FUEL and FUEL Foundation to document, design and celebrate the wisdom of our teachers through stories of their lives and life lessons. This is e
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Brazilian Creative Learning Network
The Brazilian Creative Learning Network is a grassroots movement that implements playful, creative and relevant hands-on educational practices in schools and non-formal learning spaces throughout Braz
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Scratch
Scratch is a free creative coding platform and online community that allows children of all ages to code, share, and remix their own stories, games, and animations. Scratch is translated into 50+ lang
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Designathon: Teaching for creative changemaking
Our mission is to unleash the creativity of children, empowering them to design a better world. Together with teachers, parents, schools, clubs and through challenges, children on every continent, lea
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The Walking Curriculum
Walking Curriculum activities can be used in any context to develop students’ Sense of Place and to enrich their understanding of curricular topics. The 60 easy-to-use interdisciplinary activities eng
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Reap Benefit
Reap Benefit is building a tribe of problem-solving citizens who drive change in their local communities by solving everyday issues using local data, local solutions and local campaigns. The experi
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Design for Change
We are offering the world a magic formula! A simple four step framework to make every child graduate with the I CAN mindset – not by chance – by design! We call this magic formula - FIDS for KIDS! FEE
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Learning Creative Learning
Learning Creative Learning (LCL) is a free online course and ongoing global community to explore principles and strategies to engage people in creative learning experiences, i.e. working on projects t
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Scholas Occurrentes
Scholas Occurrentes is an international organization present in five continents through its extensive educational networks. Its mission is to create the Culture of Encounter; by bringing young people
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Slam Out Loud
Slam Out Loud is a for-mission, non-profit that places professional artists in classrooms for a 5-year program and through lived experience create scalable, contextualised learning products. SOL enabl
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Arkki
Arkki is a School of Creative Education for children and youth where pupils learn general innovation skills through architecture. Our mission is to equip and nurture the new generation with a creative
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Kids Can! Innovation Camp
Kids Can! Innovation Camp provides students with the opportunity to lead their own learning as they tackle real-world problems aligned to UN SDGs through interdisciplinary project-based learning chall
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BRAC Remote Play Labs
Play Labs are play-based learning centers for children ages 3-5 in low-resource settings. With the onset of COVID-19, BRAC is adapting the model for remote learning through radio and telecommunication
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Spotlight: Creativity

Sir Ken Robinson’s 2006 TED talk “Do schools kill creativity?” was a clarion call that sparked a groundswell of support to foster creativity, which has since become central to discussions around school change globally. Today, almost every educator agrees that we need to consider creativity as a fundamental skill to be cultivated in schools. The question is how. HundrED and The LEGO Foundation have teamed up to answer that question by shining a Spotlight on 20 leading innovations fostering creativity in the world today. 

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What happens and when?

Phase 1: All innovations gathered
1.4.2020
Phase 2: Shortlist created
20.4.2020
Phase 3: Academy Member review period started
27.4.2020
Phase 3: Academy Member review period ended
11.5.2020
Phase 4: Selection workshops started
15.7.2020
Phase 4: Selections made and innovations notified
1.8.2020
Innovations revealed at our Innovation Summit
4.11.2020
Latest articles 4.11.2020

Spotlight Report on Creativity in Education Dedicated to Sir Ken Robinson at the HundrED Summit

HundrED in partnership with The LEGO Foundation has just released a new Spotlight Report on Creativity. This research project aimed to discover and celebrate leading innovations doing exceptional work in fostering creativity in education.
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About Creativity

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23.10.2020
HundrED 2020 Innovation Summit Showcase: Creativity in Education
We have just under 2 weeks to go before the HundrED 2020 Innovation Summit! This year we have gone completely digital. Join us November 4-6th to hear from innovators and education leaders from around
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14.10.2020
Remembering Sir Ken Robinson: An Open Call to the HundrED Community
This past August the world lost an extraordinary man, Sir Ken Robinson. A New York Times bestselling author, he led national & international projects on creative and cultural education across the worl
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21.3.2020
Why Play Is The Answer To Promote Creativity & Joy In Children
Tagtiv8 values physical activity, creativity, problem-solving and play. People learn best when they are active and challenged, with time to genuinely reflect. Creativity, collaboration and sharing are
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4.2.2020
Help Us In Our Search For Innovations Cultivating Creativity
At the 2019 HundrED Innovation Summit, we partnered with the LEGO Foundation encouraging educators and innovators around the world to share ideas about innovations that cultivate creativity as a skill
regional partner
12.11.2019
The LEGO Foundation and HundrED Announce Partnership to Encourage Educators to Cultivate Creativity
Research shows that learning through play is critical to building the breadth of skills needed to solve the problems of the future. Through the Spotlight on Creativity, Lego Foundation and HundrED are
community interview
3.4.2017
Sir Ken Robinson Compares Human Organisations to Organisms: Education Is A Dynamic System
Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D. is an international educator based in Los Angeles, California. He is a world-leading speaker on topics such as creativity, innovation, and human resources in education and busi
interview
4.10.2016
Darina Garland: The Classroom Of Tomorrow Needs To Be Flexible And Unleash Creativity
Darina Garland is Co-Founder and Director of Suklaa Media & Education and Founder of Oppi Festival for global learning