The topics in this conference are focused mainly on education and humanities which are subdivided into the followings:
HUMANISING CREATIVITY : The current universalisation of creativity emphasises creativity as empowering, particularly in relation to work. At the same time, there is a need to emphasise the recognition of creativity’s fundamentally humanising potential,and intrinsically consider wisdom. Humanising creativity in the process of creation is not only about ‘making’ but also ‘being made’; that is as we create we are also creating ourselves. The need for a humane framework is seen here as one which is guided by compassion, empathy, alleviation of difficulty and others.
CREATIVITY AND HUMANITIES : In the era of rapid globalisation, a broad spectrum of life aspects has been supported by creative innovations and inventions. Driven by the motivation to better human life, researchers adhere to their curiosity, encapsulated by top-notch knowledge to produce state-of-the-art innovations. Over time, creativity contributes to transformation of human lifestyles and development of new civilization. Thus, it would be important to understand the role of creativity in the development of humanities, how humanities functions as a source of creativity in society at large, and how the synergisation of creativity with humanities modifies the notion towards building a knowledge-based society; and the institutional towards strengthening capacity and fostering effective organisation.
CREATIVITY IN TEACHING AND LEARNING : Creativity in teaching and learning offers new perspectives on addressing various changing and upcoming challenges in the field of education and humanities. Creativity is the innate innovation and is the feature of competitive education culture; it powers the new dimension in education, also gives an opportunity for education sectors to grow innovatively and dynamically.
CREATIVITY IN CURRICULUM DESIGNS : In designing an academic plan or curriculum, creativity isa quality that is highly valued.Creativity allows curriculum designers to use their imaginations, to have multiple perspectives and to think out of the box. An implementation of the designed curriculum through the teaching process is also another important act. As a result, a creative curriculum design can provide fun experiences for both the educators and students, and promotes a meaningful learning experience. Thus, educating the future generation through a creative curriculum design is a neccesary and worthwhile goal for our education system.
PROCESSES THAT FOSTER CREATIVITY : There are complex processes involved in empowering creativity at any organisation, be it university, school, corporate company or industry, time, resources, and freedom to innovate one’s task should not be hindered. Researchers have conducted various studies throughout the years as to gain more and better understanding of the creative processes involved. Even though the results from these researches help to provide more information about the processes, there are still areas that are barely touched or yet to be explored by researchers. It would be important for researchers and practicitioners to share and change their thought on the process that foster creativity among human beings.
CREATIVITY IN GOVERNANCE AND LEADERSHIP : Integrating creativity into the governance system and leadership poses many challenges because the practices and processes have long been put into place; injecting creativity amounts to confronting the status quo. Creativity in governance and leadership does not merely call for the birth of original ideas but also that of appropriate approaches. Consideration has to be given to application and implementation. Without proper execution, creative ideas will remain ideas. How can creativity be implanted in governance and leadership? How can such governance and leadership be attained and sustained?
Areas covered include the followings:
• Research, Development, Innovation & Commercialization
• Literature & culture
• Learning outcomes
• Religion, values & ethics
• 21st century skills
• Translation & interpretation
• New media
• Flexible learning
• Higher education