Transform.Ed Briefing #25
From shaping a cultural education plan to ideas on the many Futures of Education, this week's briefing provides you with the razors to reimagine education!
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
– Albert Einstein
Last week, 57% of our readers felt that creativity and originality were the hardest skills to teach. With the emergence of Generative AI, maintaining a balance between leveraging these technologies and fostering learners’ abilities to develop unique perspectives has become an area of concern. In such a scenario, the critical question is, how do we nurture these traits among students?
Contrary to popular belief, creativity is not innate and can be taught. Research shows certain habits commonly observed among successful artists and scientists can stimulate original and creative outcomes. These include “embracing the unexpected”, “creating conditions for creation”, and “breaking away from dogma".
Cultivating these can ignite that tiny spark of imagination in the minds of the students. But before that, we need to address certain questions. How can we implement these ideas in our classrooms? How can we integrate these into existing pedagogies? Or evolve them into better ones? How will we address the limitations that we may discover on the way?
These and many such questions of relevance can be discussed on the Global Citizenship Foundation’s Educational Leadership Community, a dedicated platform to drive narratives around the future of education and engage in meaningful dialogues and deliberations with fellow educators worldwide.
With this carefully curated edition of Transform.Ed Briefing, you can explore featured articles, stay informed about the latest education policies, participate in our weekly poll, discover global events, indulge in a recommended movie, enhance your skills with professional development opportunities, enrich your knowledge with our book recommendations and stay on top of finding exciting job opportunities!
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— Aaryan Salman
Global Citizenship Foundation
📄 Big Ideas
Discover thought-provoking insights from the .ed Magazine and around the web!
By Dr. Ashok Pandey | .ed Magazine
By Brittany R. Collins | edutopia
🗳️Poll of the Week
Our weekly poll, designed to spark conversations on critical topics impacting you and education.
📜 The Policy Pulse
Stay informed about the latest developments in education policy with our curated selection of articles, policy briefs, or other valuable resources.
🗓️ Global Events for Educators
Explore exciting upcoming events for educators worldwide.
(Free Entry) This is an Online Event hosted by NSEAD - National Association for Art & Design Education.
(Free Entry) This is an Online Event hosted by Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH).
(Free Entry) This is an Online Event hosted by Alban Education and Alban Teaching School Hub.
🎬 Lights, camera, education!
Enjoy a thought-provoking film recommendation.
After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn his creative class into a rock band.
💻 Courses & More
Enhance your skills and competencies with our handpicked courses and professional development opportunities.
By University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (via Coursera)
📚 Must Read Book
Discover our featured book recommendation, carefully selected to inspire and empower education leaders.
By Tara Westover
💼 Job Opportunities
Explore exciting career opportunities and openings in educational institutions and international organizations.
🇸🇳 Project Officer, Education Statistics, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Dakar (Deadline: 15 Jul 2023)
🇫🇷 Education Specialist, Early Learning, GPE (Deadline: 21 Jul 2023)
🇦🇪 Creative Media Teacher, Al Ain English Speaking School (AAESS), UAE (Deadline: 31 Jul 2023)
🇦🇺 Dean and Head of School, Clinical Medicine, Queensland University of Technology (Deadline: 31 Jul 2023)
🇳🇴 Ph.D. candidate in Social Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Deadline: 21 Aug 2023)
🇳🇴 Professor/associate professor in Educational Research, Oslo Metropolitan University (Deadline: 27 Aug 2023)
🇦🇺 Lecturer / Senior Lecturer – School of Management and Governance, University of New South Wales (Deadline: 28 Aug 2023)
🇪🇬 Assistant/Associate Professor in Computer Science and Engineering, The American University in Cairo (Deadline: Open until filled)
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The Global Citizenship Foundation is a leading specialist international organization based in South Asia (NCR Delhi, India) and the European Union (Tallinn, Estonia). Its principal mandate is to realize the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 4 and Target 4.7 (Education for Global Citizenship and Sustainable Development). Since 2016, the GCF has impacted education in 70+ countries, striving to transform education for human and planetary flourishing.