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Day 1 Recap: 11th International Symposium on Creative Education!

Greetings from the vibrant city of Lahti, Finland, where the 11th International Symposium on Creative Education kicked off with a burst of energy! Here's a roundup of the highlights from our exhilarating first day:

Theme: Role of Happiness in Nurturing Creativity

Opening Ceremony:

Shirin Kulkarni, Co-founder and Director of CCE Finland, alongside Heramb Kulkarni, CEO of CCE Finland, warmly welcomed participants, igniting a passion for creative education. Relive the inspiring moments from the opening segment:

Keynote Addresses:

  • Prof. Pekka Abrahamsson challenged conventional thinking with his thought-provoking keynote on "Learning and Creativity in the Age of AI."

  • Prof. Tommi Kärkkäinen delved into the elements of study experience, fostering engaging discussions among attendees.

Innovative Unveilings:

CCE's Pedagogical Director, Nelli, unveiled groundbreaking Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Courses, showcasing their potential to revolutionize education. Joakim, CCE’s Education Growth Manager, presented an overview of CCE Finland Accreditation, celebrating excellence in schools and organizations.

Insightful Research Presentations:

  • Prof. Pekka Neittaanmäki and Asst. Prof. Dr Natcha Mahapoonyanont chaired a session offering valuable insights into quantifying student happiness and strategies for student engagement in online courses.

Interactive Reflections:

Participants engaged in an interactive game, summing up the day's learnings in a single word. "Engagement" emerged as the standout word, emphasizing the importance of meaningful and joyful learning experiences.

Evening Reception:

The evening reception was a delightful affair, fostering connections and celebrating the global impact of creative education. Special thanks to our Guest of Honour from the Royal Thai Embassy Finland for gracing the occasion.

Stay tuned as we continue our journey towards creative education excellence!

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