To further strengthen and maximize the impact of the BIC Corporate Foundation, we founded the Creativity Community of Practice (C-COP).
The C-COP is a coalition of educators, researchers, not for profits, organizations, foundations, artists, and creatives that meet virtually and/or in person to exchange theories, ideas, and best practices. This global forum brings together experts, change makers, and becomes an open and creative space to explore how to maximize the collective impact.
This community exists to accelerate the development of creative skills, amplify creativity in the design of education programs, and promote creativity in the adoption of education policies across the globe for children and youth. C-COP drives equal access to quality education by celebrating plurality in all its forms and by building an open and inclusive forum for collaborative knowledge creation and sharing.
1) RESEARCH & INSIGHTS
Build a repository of global research and insights outlining the best practices and ‘state of research’ relating to the development of creative skills today. Summarize key learnings and practical application to make them accessible and relevant for policy makers and practitioners.
Build initiatives to generate research and collate evidence to influence and convince policy makers, educators, and parents of the importance of developing creative skills across all systems of education.
For example, by curating ways to assess and measure the impact of the development of creative skills for educators – build evidence that documents the impact that creativity has on communities and learning outcomes.
Develop programs and/or platforms to ensure existing and new research is made accessible to educators, policy makers and not for profit leaders.
4) UPSKILLING and ENABLING
Deliver events or learning programs to ‘upskill’ key stakeholders and build creativity ambassadors that are change makers in their communities.
For example, by:
a. Sharing how creativity improves the learning process
b. Curating a set of tools and ‘how to’s’ to be incorporated into the development of programs
c. Developing practical tips to accelerate the impact of program leaders and implementors
d. Building a suite of small acts or ‘nudges’ to inspire others to be creative
Collaborate with thought leaders in education, arts, culture, government, and research to meet the objectives of the C-CoP and ensure buy-in from a wide range of actors working in the creativity space.
Through the sharing, creation, and management of knowledge around the domain, the community enables individuals to:
The community benefits the participating organizations by:
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Come join us and be part of our Global Community of Practice Together we will inspire the world and co-create a stronger, more innovative educational ecosystem One that inspires the children of today, builds the change-makers of tomorrow and empowers our youth to make their mark on this world!
If you have any questions or ideas to share to help us build this global community, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org