Teachers agree ICT is essential for a creative and innovative classroom

Constantly creating innovative teaching methods is essential to improving the academic and professional futures of school children across Europe. The need to encourage creativity in the classroom by using ICT was a key outcome of a survey recently presented at the closing conference of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation in Stockholm. The survey was launched in collaboration with the European Commission, and European Schoolnet.

The overwhelming majority of teachers who were surveyed believed that creativity has a crucial role in learning, and that ICT can greatly influence and add to this idea in the classroom. However only 36% of teachers ever received training in ICT, the lowest figures occurred in Germany and Belgium.

Over 9400 people responded to this survey and the results have shown that there is a clear need to develop a pan-European educational policy in which ICT plays a more prominent role and that fosters innovation and creativity.

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