The 2014 WISE Summit convened November 4-6 2014, in Doha, Qatar.
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. 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.