Creativity in the Classroom

Creativity in the  Classroom


Tuesday 5 May | Tuesday 26 May

Presented by John Munro
 Registration is closed for this event


May 5, 2020
9:00 AM to May 26th, 2020 3:30 PM


CSE Mercer House
82 Jolimont Street


Full Registration
$550.00  (inc GST)

Cost includes program materials, morning tea, and lunch.



As parking in the area is mainly 1 and 2 hour, we recommend that participants use public transport. CSE is a 5 minute walk from trams and trains.



Day 1 - What does creativity look like and how it can be identified? The first day uses a range of research in creativity including Glavenau’s 5As model of creativity, Cropley’s model of the creative process to unpack creativity in the classroom. It will examine:

  • The creative process and the factors involved in generating a creative outcome in the classroom

  • How it can be identified

  • The brain and creativity

  • Types of creativity

  • Links with the General Capabilities in the Australian Curriculum

Day 2 - What does a creative classroom ‘look like’? The second day examines teaching for creativity. This will apply the models of creativity and the creative process to the classroom. It will examine:

  • The classroom conditions and climate most likely to lead to creative outcomes

  • Teaching creative thinking strategies

  • Fostering and validating the ‘flash of insight’

  • Scaffolding a student’s identity as a creator, building self efficacy and metacognition as a creator

  • Teaching for creativity in literacy

  • Embedding creative teaching in the subjects areas

  • Assessing students outcomes for creativity

  • Teaching for innovation

  • Leading a school to improve its teaching for creativity and innovation



Dr John Munro is Professor of Educational Psychology and Exceptional Learning in the Faculty of Arts and Education, Australian Catholic University and a Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He is a primary and secondary teacher and a psychologist. His teaching and research interests are in exceptional learning, creativity and innovation, literacy and maths learning and learning difficulties, gifted education, instructional leadership, school improvement and learning internationally. He developed the VELS English Curriculum and the creative and critical thinking general competencies in the Australian Curriculum. He has produced teaching and professional learning resources for the state and independent school systems. He is a consultant to several school improvement projects in Australia and to international education projects including the Aga Khan Academies and the International Baccalaureate. He has written 6 books and over 80 published articles covering the research and application of aspects of exceptional learning.


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