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Council for Creative Education (CCE) Finland in collaboration with Potter's Wheel cordially invites educators to participate and celebrate the creativity in Education. This year CCE is introducing ‘International Symposium In India On Developing Schools Creatively’ dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. We have a group of world-renowned educators and experts in the field of education who will be presenting their ideas about the Creativity of Education and education system, in general.


Who can attend?


Researchers and Teachers (pre-primary, primary, secondary and higher section), principals, educators, trainers, homeschooling parents, students from teacher education are welcome to present their ideas of creativity which can be used in teaching school subjects. Any education enthusiast can participate in this conference. We are also encouraging government representatives who can present government educational policies and their research. Paper or Poster Presentation is not mandatory for attending the symposium.

In Collaboration with..

In Collaboration with..

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Dhanika Sawarkar : +919890436368​

  • For school development enquiry

  • For sponsorship

  • For paper presentation

Best Paper Award


Out of all received papers for the symposium, 3 best papers which are presented in the conference will be selected. These 3 people will get a chance to visit Finland to study Finnish education system for 5 days. If the paper is written by more than one author, then the award will be given to the principal author. The accommodation, school fees, workshop fees, lunch and snacks, transportation for school visits will be taken care by CCE. All the airfares, visa fees are to be borne by the awardees. The visa processing needs to be taken care by the awardees.

*CCE reserves all the rights for any changes.



Winners of Symposium


(1) Mohanapriya Thangaraju & Ranjani Pandian

(2) Venkata krishna Yerra

(3) Veena Kulkarni



Winners of Symposium

Symposium Venue : ​

B M Birla Science Center,

Bhaskara Auditorium, Adarsh Nagar,

Hyderabad, Telangana 500004

Symposium Venue
Themes for Papers & Presentation

Themes for Papers & Posters


  • School architecture

  • School philosophies

  • Learning methods

  • Teaching pedagogies

  • Education Technology

  • Success in exams or happiness in life?

  • Importance of creativity in education

  • Creativity and stress

  • Role of teachers in the 21st Century

  • Smart gadgets, smart people?

Other than this, if the paper/poster presentation theme is related to one of the above topics, you can contact us


Language for Papers/ Posters Presentation

           English, Hindi & Telugu 

Note: The slides or posters should be in English.


Paper or Poster Presentation is not mandatory for attending the conference.


CCE publishes symposium and conference proceedings along with all selected Papers.

Presentation Formats


Call for Papers :

The participants are requested to send their abstract ( 300 words ) on any of the above theme or a topic related to creativity. The covering page should include participant's name, title, email  ID, phone number and name of the institute (if applicable). The abstract should reach us on or before  20th June 2019 on our email with the subject "Your name-topic". The abstract should be sent in a word file. The author of the accepted paper will be notified by 25th June 2019.


Poster Presentations:

Guidelines for Poster presentation : Format: 300-word Abstract, Introduction, Method & Materials, Results, Tables & Figures, and Conclusions. Full Poster Size: 3’ x 4’ Border: 1/2 inch Poster Text size: Title - 80 pt., Sub-title – 72 pt. with author name(s), designation(s) department(s), Body text – 22-25 pt. Any clearly readable font can be used.


Creative Classroom:

A creative classroom is a 45-minute workshop in which participants will get the opportunity to present their creative ideas to the conference participants. 

The participants are requested to send their abstracts on any topic related to creativity in 300 words. The covering page should include participant's name, title, email ID, phone number and name of the institute (if applicable). The ideas should reach us on or before 20th June 2019 on our email The ideas should be sent in word/pdf form.(FileName as: name_title of the idea (e.g Albert Ellis_Creativity & Digitalization). The acceptance notification will be sent within 3-4 days after receiving the abstract.

*The word limit (300) is strict for the abstract. Lengthy abstract may be rejected.

Program Schedule

Symposium Schedule :

Important Dates

Important Dates:

Organising Committee


  • Vijaya Bhanu Kote

  • Ravi Kumar Manda

  • Balaji Durga

  • Vasundhara Songti 

Advisory Committee


  • Dr Chandrasekhar D P

  • George Varkey

  • Director SCERT Chhatisgarh

  • Telangana CM   

Presenter List

Presenter List

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Note*: (1) Every paper presenter will get 15 mins for presentation and 5 mins for Q&A session. Time will be strictly followed.
            (2) Every creative classroom session will get 45 mins for the workshop. Time will be strictly followed.
            (3) Bring your own material for poster presentation & creative classroom session.
registration Process & Fees
Registration Process


  • Online registration

  • Abstract submission by 20th June 2019 in max. 300 words for Paper / Poster presentation.

  • Abstract approval for Paper / Poster writers will be notified by 25th June 2019.

  • Last date of registration by 05th July 2019.



Online bank transfer details 


  • Account Name         : Council for Creative Education Finland

  • Account Number     : 624005501050

  • Type                         : Current Account

  • NEFT / IFSC           : ICIC0006240

  • Bank                        : ICICI Bank Ltd.

  • Branch                     : Bhandarkar Road, Pune

  • Currency                  : INR



Refund Policy: (minus administration charges Rs.2000/-##)


  • Cancellations before 31st May 2019 - 100% refund ##

  • Cancellations between 1st June till 15th June 2019 - 50% refund ##

  • Cancellations after 15th June 2019 - No refund (In any case)

  • Mode of refund- By cheque or wire transfer

  • Duration - 30 days from the date of cancellation


Note*: Cash will not be accepted in any case. For spot entries, you can pay by payTM (M:9890436368) or Cheque only.
Inclusion in fees 


  • Admission to the Welcome Ceremony & side events (Paper and poster presentations)

  • Abstract Book & proceedings

  • A printed copy of the Conference Program

  • Admission to all sessions - including the plenary & featured speaker sessions

  • Daily Lunch and high tea/coffee and light snacks

  • Paper proceedings

  • Online LMS access of CCE's Google Classroom

  • Certificate (Soft-copy)


Registration Fees​


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Dr Helen Teague

Dr Helen Teague is from the United States and serves as a National Online Course Facilitator for PBS Learning Media, located in Virginia and Adjunct Professor for Grand Canyon University, located in Arizona.

Helen recently completed her doctorate (terminal degree) in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University in California. Her dissertation considered the integration of mobile technology, TPACK, and the design dispositions of online educators. While at Pepperdine University, Helen served as a research assistant and transcription manager for Dr Eric Hamilton’s NSF-sponsored mathematics education project based in four countries and three U.S. states. She holds Masters degrees in Educational Mid-management, Curriculum and Instruction, and a Bachelor’s of business administration.

Helen has over one million air miles visiting 49 states and four countries as a speaker, learning coach, and digital marketing consultant.

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Dr Manish Kumar - MD & Chief Executive Officer of NSDC

Dr Manish Kumar is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of National Skill Development Corporation. He is responsible for providing a strategic vision to NSDC in ensuring that the team moves cohesively towards the achievement of Skill India Mission.

Prior to joining the NSDC, he was working as Country Coordinator and Senior Institution Development Economist, The World Bank. He was Task Team Leader for USD 1.5 billion Bank’s loan to India for “Swaachh Bharat”. He earlier worked for the Bank in the Middle East and North African countries covering Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, etc.

Manish earlier served in the Indian Administrative Service, occupying many responsible positions, his last being Secretary to Government of Tripura, Power & Home Departments. As a field officer, serving as District Collector and Sub Divisional Officer, he was responsible for conceptualizing and implementing economic development tools for overcoming insurgency in Tripura. He was selected as a Mason Fellow at Harvard University for his leadership in empowering tribal women from remote hills of Tripura.

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Dr Repalle Shiva Praveen Kumar 

Dr Repalle Shiva Praveen Kumar is an officer of prestigious Indian Police Service (IPS) of 1995 batch. He served in both international and national environments and showed exemplary leadership in resolving conflicts and maintaining law and order in sensitive regions of Telangana state and the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh. In a career spanning 22 years of police service, he held several important assignments with the utmost sensitivity, prudence, and exemplary courage.

Dr RS Praveen Kumar has been instrumental in transforming and impacting the lives of 200,000 children from the most disadvantaged sections of the society. Dr Kumar was awarded the first ever ‘Telangana State Excellence Award, 2017’ in recognition of his selfless efforts in liberating thousands of marginalized children from all forms of poverty and eventually placing them in the orbit of eternal prosperity and self-respect.

Dr Praveen is one among very few police officers from India who got selected as a fellow for prestigious Edward S Mason programme at Harvard University.

M.K. Sridhar - Member-Secretary, Karnataka State Innovation Council


M.K. Sridhar from December 2008 till date, working as Member-Secretary & Executive Director of Karnataka Knowledge Commission (Government of Karnataka) on deputation. The work profile includes visioning for building knowledge society, networking with experts, interface with Government departments, piloting certain innovative ideas, facilitation in policymaking and advocacy.

From the Year 1999 till 2008, he worked at Canara Bank School of Management Studies (Post Graduate Department of Management) Bangalore University, Bangalore as ‘Reader’ and ‘Professor’. Courses handled at MBA are Communication Skills, Managerial Communication, Marketing Management, Marketing of Services, Compensation Management, Business Negotiations, Training & Development and Business Ethics and Values.

He was a Member of the research team on ‘Developing Grassroots leadership in School Education Department of Karnataka‘ as part of ‘Indian Management Research Award, 2009 jointly given by Emerald group of publications, UK and All India Management Association.

Also, a member of the research team on “Internationalization of Small and Medium enterprises- Study of critical factors” funded by Korea Institute of Science and Technology.​

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Ms. Aysegul Aksoy - Turkey

Ayşegül “Rosa” AKSOY (MSc)

PhD. Candidate

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Physical Education and Sports Department

Ayşegül “Rosa” AKSOY is graduated from department of “Physical Education & Sports (PES) Teaching” with a following “PES Teaching” and “Movement & Training Sciences” master degrees; with continuing PhD. in the field of “Adaptive Physical Activity”. After her studies in Turkey, Portugal, France, and international projects she involved, now, she is more focused on “Technology Integration into Inclusive PES settings”.


Ms. Aysegul is the First Prize winner of Creative 100 contest organized by Council for Creative Education in 2018 for her project,’ Thinking out of box; Technology integration into preservice Physical Education teachers’ education on Inclusive Physıcal Educatıon’.

Ms Amelia Wildman - United States of America


Amelia Wildman is a PhD student in Curriculum & Education Technology at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Her MAEd. is in Gifted Education. Before moving to Virginia, she taught secondary social studies and English in Texas and has written curriculum for social studies, science, and English used in online learning. Her current research interests are in creativity, digital literacy, maker spaces, and teacher professional development. 


Ms Amelia is a young researcher in the field of digital education where she has developed the techniques for teaching History using digital technology. 


She is working as a subject matter expert and curriculum writer for OOPS. OOPS, LLC equips educators and small business professionals with "Just-In-Time" strategies to counter the unpredictable challenges or "OOPS" moments inherent in organizational management and technology integration.​


Ms Amelia is the winner of Creative 100 contest organized by Council for Creative Education in 2018 for her project,’ Harnessing Imagination through Digital Storytelling in the History & Science Classrooms’.

Mr.Heramb Kulkarni - Finland

Head, Strategy and ICT Development, CCE Finland

Speaker and trainer on EduTech and innovation across 12 countries. Strategy Consultant to many governments including the Kingdom of Bahrain, Govt of India - Delhi, Chhattisgarh. Research area: Edutech learning solutions for large classrooms. Trained more than 5200+ teachers, Educators, leaders on strategy and ICT innovations Held key positions at Nokia, Lucent Technologies - Bell Labs and Accenture, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Scrum Master. 


Heramb consults many governments and large organizations across 3 continents, Europe, Asia and Africa within key countries like Denmark, USA, Bahrain, Nigeria and Indian states like Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. His research areas are educational technology and creativity, global education reforms and collaborative innovations. As an educator, social entrepreneur and technology wizard, he is on the advisory board of many educational institutes and innovative start-ups across Europe and India. He has held leadership positions across large MNCs like Nokia, Lucent Technologies, Skyworks and Accenture with vast experience in technology, architecture and software development domain.


Mrs. Shirin Kulkarni - Finland


Research Director and Co-founder of Council for Creative Education, CCE Finland

Entrepreneur, Researcher, Teacher Trainer and writer in the field of creativity in education and educational psychology.

Numerous articles and book chapters published about creativity and education in various international newspapers, journals, eBooks and paper books

Total research experience in the field of psychology and education for 12+ years


International speaker and Trainer:

Speaks on Creativity in education, Nurturing Creativity, Creativity as a life-skill, Comparative studies in Education systems, Teacher education, Indology (Indian studies- Panchatantra-Narrative learning approach), Vedic education systems(Ancient Indian Education) already given in countries like Finland, Denmark, U.S.A., U.K, Curacao, Israel


Specialities: CII (Creativity-identity Interaction) model

Comparative studies in Education

Winner of Golden Women Award 2015 in the Science and Innovation category

Recipient of University of Tampere Foundation's Research Grant


Developed all the training for CCE start from scratch and trained more than 12000 teachers altogether. Trained the teachers and principals to develop their schools blending the creative methods based on Finnish education system with the best practices from the local education system. This unique approach has been appreciated by educators worldwide. Shirin is currently the only researcher who has done the comparative study of the Indian education system with the Finnish education system.

Hotel Accommodation

Hotel Accommodation Near Symposium Venue

  1. Hotel Hampshire Plaza Hyderabad - Rs.2800/room/night Single Occupancy & Rs.3300/room/night Double Occupancy

  2. Best Western Ashoka, Hyderabad - Rs.3000/room/night Single Occupancy & Rs.3500/room/night Double Occupancy

  3. Aditya Park-A Sarovar Portico Hotel

  4. Minerva Grand Banjara

  5. Treebo Trip Arastu Inn

  6. Lemon Tree Hotel, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

  7. Treebo Trend Wood Bridge

Note: For the hotel Hampshire & Best Western the above-mentioned discounted rates are applicable if you referred the word 'CCE-Potter's Wheel' to the reception desk.

registration form

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