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Title: Creativity for Employability in Young People


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Creativity for Employability in Young People


Julia Fenby, Education Scotland Lesley Sloan,
Dumfries and Galloway Fiona Muhsin and Louise
Hood, Dundee and Angus College
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  • Scotlands Creative Learning Plan
  • Share our vision for a more creative society
  • Build capacity and expertise of learning
    practitioners to support the development of
    creative skills
  • Develop a strategic approach to pathways for
    lifelong creative learning
  • Develop approaches to assessment of creativity,
    including certification

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CREATIVITY ACROSS LEARNING
  • Published September 2013
  • 3-18 Curriculum Impact Project

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THE BIG QUESTIONS
  • What is creativity?
  • What are creativity skills?
  • Why are they important?
  • How well are they being developed?

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Focus on employability
  • Commission for Developing
  • Scotlands Young Workforce
  • Opportunities for All
  • Post-16 reform
  • Regionalisation
  • Senior Phase

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  • Why are creativity skills important and how do
    they relate to employability?

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  • The language of creativity

constructively inquisitive open-minded able to
harness imagination able to identify and solve
problems
and..confident in right and ability to affect
change
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  • able to identify and solve problems, by
  • understanding and defining problems
  • crafting, delivering and presenting solutions
  • demonstrating initiative, discipline, persistence
    and resilience
  • evaluating impact and success of solutions and
  • identifying and implementing next steps in
    refinement or development process.

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  • The language of Curriculum for Excellence
  • Effective contributors
  • an enterprising attitude
  • resilience
  • take the initiative and lead
  • apply critical thinking in new contexts
  • create and develop
  • solve problems

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  • The language of employability
  • Employability covers a broad range of
    non-academic or softer skills and abilities which
    are of value in the workplace. It includes the
    ability to work in a team a willingness to
    demonstrate initiative and original thought
    self-discipline in starting and completing tasks
    to deadline.
  • CBI UK website

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  • EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS FRAMEWORK
  • VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
  • Showing independence and initiative in
    identifying problems and solving them
  • Solving problems in teams
  • Applying a range of strategies to problem
    solving
  • Adapting to new situations
  • Developing a strategic, creative, long term
    vision
  • Being creative
  • Identifying opportunities not obvious to others
  • Translating ideas into action
  • Generating a range of options
  • Initiating innovative solutions

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ADOBE STUDY REVEALS STRONG CORRELATION BETWEEN
EMPLOYABILITY AND CREATIVITY
  • Kuala Lumpur, The Nation, May 2014

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What does this mean for learning?
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  • A stronger positioning of creativity within the
    drive to enhance employability
  • A clearer understanding by practitioners of the
    broader skills base that support employability
  • Learning activities with a strong element of
  • personalisation and choice
  • thought-provoking starting points
  • open-ended enquiry
  • problem-solving activities
  • learner responsibility for learning approaches

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  • A mental model within the minds of young people
    which makes them
  • motivated and ambitious for change for the
    better
  • confident in the validity of their own viewpoint
  • able to apply a creative process to other
    situations, including at work and
  • able to lead and work well with others, in the
    workplace, in relationships, in society.

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  • CREATIVE LEARNING NETWORKS FUND

unlock learners' creativity and give them the
confidence to use their creativity skills
school
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Lesley Sloan, Dumfries and Galloway
Fiona Muhsin and Louise Hood, Dundee and Angus
College
school
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WHAT ARE THE BARRIERS?
WHATS STOPPING YOU FROM USING CREATIVE
APPROACHES TO TEACHING/PLANNING?
school
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