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FAQs - Creative Education

Creative education is envisioned to break stereotypical thinking about education: it involves building educational products and experiences using ideas such as
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Reimagining and transforming:  Public learning spaces such as parks, zoos, conservation and interpretation centres and museums for innovations with ecological intelligence; Outdoor experiences from the city streets to wilderness for expeditionary learning going beyond tourism; Mundane learning spaces into extraordinary explorative spaces; Care giving environments such as hospitals and orphanages as also spaces for healing practices and mindfulness.
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Developing ideas and prototypes: New media and digital platforms for communication, collaboration and co-creation; Low cost smart tools and high performance technologies;

 Edgy toys and materials
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Story- telling versus Fact telling : Conveying narratives and explanations using various devices and disciplines

Designing materials and objects that build learners can engage with. Design experiences and encounters to facilitate learning. Work in and design material for open learning spaces such as museums, interpretation centres, NGOs and non-profit. While this program equips you with skills and practice to teach for the 21st century, this degree may not be equivalent to a B.Ed.  in terms of eligibility criteria. Do refer to our opportunities section to get an entire list of openings you can avail being equipped with this degree.

The program in Creative Education offered at Srishti is the only program of its kind in India. It has been envisioned with a foresight into the educational scenarios of the future which will place a high demand on creative professionals. It allows students to explore their creative interests and mark out their learning track with mentoring by a wide range of faculty drawn from a pool of artists, designers, critical makers, designers, entrepreneurs and philosophers.

·       Do you like making, exploring materials and designing things?

·       Do you see yourself setting up a maker space or a creative learning space?

·       Do you see yourself designing learning experiences, be it in a classroom or outdoors like parks, museums or zoos?

·       Do you enjoy or see yourself working with people especially children and young people?

·       Do you enjoy or see yourself telling stories and dramatizing to provoke and evoke emotions and thought?

·       Do you get satisfaction in explaining and supporting people in meaning making?

·       Do you like to learn new things and persist in figuring things out despite challenges?

·       Do you like to play?

·       Are you someone who can adapt and be flexible in uncertain and unpredictable situations?

·       Are you open to making changes in the way you learn?

·       Do you see yourself creating materials and artefacts for others?

If your answer to even half these questions is “yes”, then you will find the Creative Education specialisation fulfilling.

The program in Creative Education offered at Srishti is the only program of its kind in India. It has been envisioned with a foresight into the educational scenarios in the future which will place a high demand on creative educational professionals. It allows students to explore their creative interests and chalk their learning track with mentoring by a wide range of faculty drawn from a pool of artists, designers, critical makers, designers, entrepreneurs and philosophers.

Here is checklist that will help you decide if this course is for you.
1) Do you enjoy or see your-self working with people especially children and young people?
2) Do you enjoy or see your-self telling stories and dramatizing to provoke and evoke emotions and thought?
3) Do you get tremendous satisfaction in explaining and supporting people in meaning making?
4) Do you like to learn new things and persist in figuring things out despite challenges?
5) Do you like making, exploring materials and designing things?
6) Do you see yourself setting up a maker space or a creative learning space?
7) Do you see yourself designing learning experiences, be it in a classroom or outdoors like parks, museums etc…?
8) Do you like to play?
9) Are you someone who can adapt and be flexible in uncertain and unpredictable situations?
10) Are you open to making changes in the way you learn?
11) Do you see yourself creating materials and artefacts for others?
If you have said yes to even half of these then creative education can certainly satisfy you.

Yes, after the program in Creative Education a student in can pursue a masters in India and abroad. They can explore programs that are in education or allied fields of education.