Rafiq Elmansy
Design lecturer

10 Tips to Achieve Creativity and Innovation in Education

Web Link Published 4/17/15 Last updated on 2/28/20

Our current world is evolving more rapidly than the capacity of any existing education system. The challenge of learning is getting even harder for the next generations. We do not have a prediction of how tomorrow will look like, but we know that flexible process models are able to face the changes comparing with fixed-style models; we know that the ability to adapt helped our ancestors to survive on this planet for about six million years.

This leads us to the question; what is the most important skill to teach our kids in schools? The answer: How to build creative and innovative minds that can adapt and face future unpredictable challenges. Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page provide successful examples of how adopting innovation in education can help in building creativity and better abilities in order to solve problems.

In this article, I try to explore the different actions that can be taken during class sessions to improve creativity and innovation for both young and adult learners.
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Dr. Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 9/27/18 7:35:45 AM Permalink

Very useful resource

Thank you for sharing.​

Craig Gundlach

Posted on 6/27/15 8:29:04 AM Permalink

Thanks for the resource and great ideas!


Michelle Cox

Posted on 4/18/15 1:39:48 AM Permalink

Some great ideas here that are simple to implement into classroom activities. Thanks

Rafiq Elmansy

Posted on 4/18/15 7:31:36 AM Permalink

Thanks Michelle! Yes, I tried to choose simple tips that educators can apply without interference of the currently applied education systems ;)

Clint Balsar

Posted on 4/17/15 11:24:00 PM Permalink

I really appreciate this resource.We are developing our own research on creativity instruction at my institution, and this will provide us with powerful content.

Rafiq Elmansy

Posted on 4/18/15 7:33:33 AM Permalink

This is great, I would really interest to know more about your research as I am trying to develop some ideas for creativity and innovation in developed and under-developed countries. Please let me know your email or you can send it to mine info (at) rafiqelmansy (dot) com