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TILT Creativity Symposium 2018

TILT - How do we build creative ‘habits of mind’ as a graduate attribute for students at NTU, through curriculum activities?

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TILT and the Creativity Practice and Scholarship Group warmly invited staff to this half day symposium which aimed to identify ways/strategies to build creativity within NTU undergraduate students.

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Creativity is a key attribute that Universities need to develop within their graduates alongside intellectual concerns. Part of the NTU Employability strategy makes explicit the need to develop problem-solving attributes, within our learners, focussed on developing the capacity to ‘seek creative solutions’. However, to make this vision a reality we need tangible solutions for academic and professional staff to use in their practice.

Chris Wilson works for the Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice at Aston University. His research interest focuses on the pedagogy of creativity and how to cultivate creativity as a measurable developmental attribute in the taught curriculum. In this half-day symposium, Chris kick-started our thinking for the design of a small number of cross-disciplinary/departmental small scale action-orientated inquiries, aimed at developing strategies/approaches to build creativity as a graduate attribute within NTU.

The symposium was attended by colleagues who wished to build creative attributes within their learners and themselves through engaging practices that change ‘habits of mind’. There were opportunities to discuss ideas and experiences with colleagues from across the University and to find out about Chris Wilson’s work.


  • 1200 - 1300: Lunch and networking
  • 1300 - 1400: Key note presentation with Q&A from Chris Wilson
  • 1400 - 1600: Two-hour workshop (including coffee break) identify ways/strategies to build creativity within our undergraduate students in response to research questions identified by the TILT Creativity group.
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