This seminar was given on creativity and inovation in and through the VET. Creativity and innovation mean not only the capacity to invent, but also the capacity to critically look at, reflect on, and improve whatever it is we do in contemporary life and societies with original ideas. They are neither spontaneous nor inevitable. They cannot be guaranteed, decreed or imposed, but they can be made more likely through effective policies and practices, including in education and training. However, many of those interested in education agree that existing E&T systems more often kill learners’ creativity than nurture it.
Seddon, T., Sahlberg, P. (2009). ‘Get Those Brains Into Gear! Creativity and Innovation in and Through VET’. NESSE Seminar 15, June 2009.