New Adobe global study reveals that creative problem-solving skills are central to success in the future workforce but are not adequately supported in today’s curricula. In researching Creative Problem Solving in Schools: Essential Skills Today’s Students Need for Jobs in Tomorrow’s Age of Automation, Adobe surveyed 1600 educators and 400 policymakers from the U.K., Japan, Germany and the U.S. and learned how the people shaping education and students’ experiences view creative problem solving as a critical skill. Overwhelmingly, 86 percent of global educators believe that students who excel at creative problem-solving will have higher-earning job opportunities in the future, and 85 percent agreed that these same skills are in high demand by today’s employers for senior level and higher paying careers. Additionally, three quarters of respondents predict that professions that require creative problem-solving skills are less likely to be impacted by automation. Yet despite this clear consensus, there is a huge disconnect with what is happening in the classroom today. 90 percent of educators believe we need to find better ways to integrate it into the curricula, and more than half of educators explain that they do not have the tools, training or knowledge to nurture creative problem solving in their students. Of the policymakers surveyed, 88 percent advocate for finding a way to reform the current curricula in their region to better nurture creative problem solving in schools. To learn more about the study, view the infographic and visit the research study microsite to learn how other educators are teaching these critical skills.
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How can you inspire creativity in your digital classroom? In this course, understand the research, get projects in hand and leave with a toolbox full of resources you can use right away.
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Give science labs, reports, or projects a creative boost with Adobe Spark. Students develop their digital literacy skills as they learn an engaging way to demonstrate their learning using Spark Page and Spark Video. Spark Page is a multimedia platform that students can use to communicate understanding through video, images, and technical writing. Spark Video provides the easy-to-use platform for students to incorporate video into their lab reports. Note: The lesson plan and associated files are available once you sign in to the Adobe Education Exchange. Google Docs are shared with view-only privileges. If you would like to use and adapt the lesson plan and resources, you will need to select File > Make a copy and add to your Google Drive.
Document a comparison between conventional and unconventional garden methods with a time lapse video created in Adobe Premiere Clip. In this lesson, students explore unconventional gardening methods and measure garden inputs and outputs in order to make informed decisions about the most cost effective and efficient methods of horticulture. After growing their crops, students design and build a time lapse video to record their experiment. Time lapse videos can be created for many different high school science projects including documenting chemistry experiments, physics simulations, or the engineering design process. Adapt this lesson to fit your high school science projects. Note: The lesson plan and associated files are available once you sign in to the Adobe Education Exchange. Google Docs are shared with view-only privileges. If you would like to use and adapt the lesson plan and resources, you will need to select File > Make a copy and add to your Google Drive.
Each keystone species plays a unique role, keeping their ecosystems thriving and balanced. In this lesson, after researching different keystone species, students use Adobe Photoshop and creative problem solving to articulate their species’ critical importance through a visual representation — a scientific diagram. Note: The lesson plan and associated files are available once you sign in to the Adobe Education Exchange. Google Docs are shared with view-only privileges. If you would like to use and adapt the lesson plan and resources, you will need to select File > Make a copy and add to your Google Drive. Original project created by Andrew Drozd.
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