The Nordic-Baltic Forum “Creativity Changes the World”

18. juuni, 2012

loovus_muudab_maailmaWe invite teachers, school principals, educationalists and persons active in the field of culture teaching and inspiring children from the Nordic and Baltic countries to the creativity forum in Tallinn and on Naissaar Island on August 27-29.

Every child has the right to be part of all the cultural experiences offered during their school years, the right to be included in creative activities, the right to experience and create art and cultural values under the guidance of professionals, the right for creative development at school – is stressed by the ministers of culture and education of the Nordic countries in the joint declaration.

The Nordic-Baltic Forum “Creativity Changes the World”, which is organised by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Estonia and Tallinn University together with the Nordic Culture Point in Finland, the Nordic embassies and cultural institutes in Estonia, dives into the subject of creativity aimed at learning and teaching. The Estonian Ministry of Education and Research and the Ministry of Culture have also been involved in the preparations of the forum.

Peek into the speakers list:

  • Professor Emeritus, James S. Catterall, University of California, Los Angeles and Centres for Research on Creativity, USA
  • Ph.D. Marianne Larsen, Council of Culture, Norway
  • Anita Risberg, Culture Pedagogy Centre, Sweden
  • Beth Juncker, Nordic Child Cultural Research Network, Denmark
  • Hanna Karlsson, Martin Wegelius Institute, Finland
  • Ph.D. Mare Taagepera, University of California, Irvine and University of Tartu, Estonia/USA
  • Kadri Tali, Nordic Symphony Orchestra
  • Jolanta Klisane and Ilze Kupca, Centre for Arts Education and Intangible Heritage, Latvia
  • Milda Laužikaitė, Education Development Centre, Lithuania

The organisers offer:

  • exciting presentations from the Nordic and Baltic countries, and the United States,
  • new ideas and experiences,
  • inspiring activities,
  • a unique opportunity to meet interesting people, discuss and express opinions on the topic.

Additionally there are analyses based on scientific research, introductions of Nordic culture programmes supported by the state, presentations of new technical devices, and introductions of well-known and recognised teaching methods that can be experienced by everyone.

Click here to see and download the programme!

Date: 27-29 August 2012
Place: Tallinn and Naissaar Island
Language: English and Estonian
Participation: there is a participation fee and pre-registration is required latest on 20 June. Please note that the number of participants in limited to 80! 
Fee: EUR 99 including accommodation in Tallinn; study visits to Laulasmaa School, Puppet Theatre, Estonian Children’s Literature Centre; Tallinn-Naissaar-Tallinn ferry tickets; accommodation in the Naissaar Guest House in four persons rooms; meals and the activities by the programme.