Digital Creativity in the Philippines

Last Friday, I had the privilege of presenting a webinar with over 500 teachers from the Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CECP). The topic was Give your students the power to create a bright future.

Early into the session I encouraged the teachers to do an online poll that looked at the following range statements about creativity in education …

  • Creativity in education is an absolute necessity 
  • Creativity in education is really only important in the Arts subjects 
  • Creativity can’t be taught. You are either creative or you are not. 

Just under 120 teachers did the poll with some interesting results …

83% Strongly agreed that creativity education is an absolute necessity and 8% strongly disagreed, with everyone else in the middle.

In relation to the statement Creativity in education is really only important in the Arts subjects, 54% strongly disagreed, 10% disagreed and 27% strongly agreed.

When looking at whether creativity can be taught or not, 46% strongly disagree that creativity can’t be taught, 18% strongly agreed and 17% were not sure.

It was great to be working with such a diverse range of opinions on this topic. It led to a very interesting Q&A session.

Most of the content I presented was from my recent article Creativity Matters – in all areas of the curriculum and all levels where I try and answer the following questions:

  • What is creativity?
  • Why is creativity important?
  • Can anyone be creative?
  • How can creativity be taught and assessed?

Click here to see the full webinar via Facebook.

Teachers from the Philippines have been very actively interested in the Adobe Education adoption program over the past few years, with nearly 17.5K opting into the monthly Australasian Adobe in Education Update newsletters and many thousand competing level 1 of the Adobe Creative Educator Program.