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11th International Symposium on Creative Education
Role of Happiness in Nurturing Creativity
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​CCE is delighted to welcome you to the 11th Symposium on Creativity in Education in collaboration with LUT University and the University of Jyväskylä. Embark on a transformative journey with us at the "Beyond the Smile" conference, exploring how happiness fuels creativity in life and education. Drawing inspiration from Finland, the world's happiest country, we'll delve into the secrets of their happiness index and uncover universal lessons for fostering innovation globally. You are also invited to our residential program to see how happiness flows in Finnish schools.

Through engaging keynotes and interactive sessions, discover the profound impact of happiness on cognitive processes, emotional intelligence, and problem-solving skills. Join us as we redefine the landscape of personal fulfillment and educational excellence, collectively journeying "Beyond the Smile" to a world where genuine joy sparks boundless creativity. We invite you to contribute to this dynamic exchange of ideas by submitting abstracts (300 words) that explore the intersection of creativity and education with happiness.

What's new in the 11th Symposium 2024?

What is Hackathon?

Hackathons are events where like-minded people come together to ‘hack’ innovative ideas and build realistic tech solutions to implement those ideas.

The goal of a hackathon is to solve challenges throughout the event and create a fully functioning usable software or hardware product or prototype by the end of the event.

Who can participate in #CreativeHack2024?

Participation is open to all the teachers, educators, and researchers interested in designing new apps or sharing their ideas or pedagogical know-how.  Also, it's open for the students of education, IT, and education technology departments interested in helping to create the apps/services and coding. We are also encouraging government representatives who can present government, educational policies and their research.

Driving Question - Does happiness lead to creativity?
Call for Papers
  • Happiness Curriculum & Student Engagement

  • Social Emotional Learning’s Impact on Student Engagement

  • Measuring happiness in the classroom

  • Technological intervention in happiness

  • Rising AI affecting the mental health

  • Happiness hormones and creativity

  • Neurological basis for happiness

  • Artistic intelligence and creativity

  • How does our way of living affect our happiness?

  • Effects of artificial intelligence on creativity and happiness

Submit your abstract in 300 words on any of the above topics or any other topic that will broaden the horizons of the subject of mental health and creativity.​

Remember, the last date of submission is 29th February 2024.

Scholarships are available up to 50% for doctoral students (22 -30 yrs) coming from developing countries in Africa and Asia.

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Residential training program


  • Embark on a transformative educational experience in the enchanting cities of Helsinki and Lahti, where the renowned Finnish education system takes center stage. Immerse yourself in the magic of Finnish Schools, uncovering the secrets of their educational prowess. Explore visionary spaces like the Oodi library and cutting-edge learning environments with experts who will guide you through the wonders of Finnish education.

  • Embark on a journey into a Comprehensive Finnish School, reflecting on the visit and delving into the innovative Phenomenon-Based Learning. Engage in higher education exploration with visits to universities and schools, gaining valuable insights and reflections.

  • Transition to the vibrant city of Lahti for a grand educational spectacle. Ignite your creativity with an Education Hackathon, dynamic workshops, and captivating paper presentations. Conclude this epic journey with a powerful keynote address, mesmerizing paper presentations, and engaging parallel workshops/panel discussions.

  • Enroll in this residential program to unlock the secrets of the Finnish education system, gaining inspiration, innovation, and a deeper understanding of educational excellence. Your journey promises to be a gateway to transformative experiences and valuable takeaways for all participants.


Watch Jaya Vijay Gujaran from A.M.Naik school, Powai, Mumbai speak about her participation in the upcoming Finland Education Tour from May 5-10th 2024


Lappeenranta University of Technology LUT (Lahti campus)

Residential Finland Education Experience Tour + 11th International Symposium (14 - 19 April 2024)
Finland Education Experience
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