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  1. 1. ITC and Creativity Network (ICreaNet) Workshop , Creativity, ICT & culture Gila Kurtz (Ph.D.) The Center for Academic Studies, Israel University of Maryland University College, USA
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Creativity in the educational context </li></ul><ul><li>Israel as a multi-culture society </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity in Israel educational context </li></ul><ul><li>Developing creativity and creative skills </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning definition </li></ul><ul><li>I wish that… </li></ul>
  3. 3. Creativity in educational context <ul><li>A product or process that shows a balance of originality and value. It is a skill, an ability to make unforeseen connections and to generate new and appropriate ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Creative learning is therefore any learning which involves understanding and new awareness, which focuses on thinking skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation is the application of such a process or product in order to benefit the educational process. </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative teaching is the process leading to creative learning, the implementation of new methods, tools and contents which could benefit learners and their creative potential. </li></ul><ul><li>(Based on: ) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Online technologies … <ul><li>… can foster creativity in the educational context using innovation ways of teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 technologies provide means for creativity like critical thinking & higher order thinking skills (McLoughlin & Mynard, 2009) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Israel as a multi-culture society <ul><li>In 2010, Israel's population was estimated 7.6 million. </li></ul><ul><li>70% of the children are Jews and some 24% of the children are Muslim Arabs. The rest of the child population includes Christians Arabs, Druze and 2% who are registered as having no religion (Ben Arieh et al., 2003). </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Jews in Israel <ul><li>16% of the Jewish child population includes Jews that came to Israel after January 1, 1990, mostly from the former USSR and Ethiopia. </li></ul><ul><li>About 10% of the Jewish children are Ultra-Orthodox </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7. E-learning definition <ul><li>Source: </li></ul><ul><li>Anderson, 2009 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Developing creativity and creative skills….
  9. 9. Developing creativity and creative skills for online learning <ul><li>At the stage for a list of competencies required for effective online learning </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs - </li></ul>
  10. 10. I wish that… <ul><li>We had a clear vision, awareness and understanding of what are the outcomes </li></ul>