2014 WISE Summit "Imagine-Create-Learn: Creativity at the Heart of Education"

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The 2014 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) convened November 4-6, in Doha, Qatar.

2014 WISE Summit

The annual WISE Summit is the premier international platform dedicated to innovation and creative action in education where top decision-makers share insights with on-the-ground practitioners and collaborate to rethink education.

More than 1,500 leading experts, innovators, prominent thought leaders, influential political and corporate decision-makers from over 100 countries gathered for the sixth annual Summit to debate, network, share and explore innovative solutions to pressing challenges facing education.

Creativity Takes Center Stage

Under the theme “Imagine – Create – Learn: Creativity at the Heart of Education” WISE 2014 explored ways to tap learners’ potential for innovation and creativity. By supporting their self-confidence and ability to develop talents, think critically, and solve problems we empower learners to design imaginative solutions in their lives and communities.

In order to study how to put creativity at the heart of education, discussions  revolved around three key questions:

  • How do we nurture creativity at all ages, particularly among the youngest?
  • How do we design an environment of engaging pedagogies where creative learning and innovative teaching can blossom?
  • How do we measure, assess and certify talents and skills in both formal and informal systems?

A key highlight of the Summit was the announcement of the 2014 WISE Prize for Education Laureate. Now in its fourth year the WISE Prize for Education will be presented at the Summit to an individual or a team in recognition of an outstanding contribution to education. Ms Ann Cotton, Founder and President of Camfed, was awarded the 2014 WISE Prize for Education. The Prize was presented by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation.

The six 2014 WISE Awards winning projects were also celebrated at the Gala Dinner during the Summit.

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      Program Day 1-3

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Highlights of Day 1, Nov. 4, 2014

Highlights of Day 2, Nov. 5, 2014

Highlights of Day 3, Nov.6, 2014

Network and Design Solutions

The WISE Summit is an inspiring and interactive occasion for attendees to engage one another, hear talented speakers, share groundbreaking ideas in education and collaborate with the forward-thinking individuals of the WISE community.  

This year’s Summit program will offer delegates a greater range of opportunities to work together. Each year WISE delegates take part in a variety of plenaries, debates, working groups and networking activities. The WISE Summit spotlights successful practices, fosters innovation and connects stakeholders from multiple sectors to design effective solutions and encourage social enterprise.