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06: Creativity – fuel for the knowledge society?

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More and more, education is being considered as an agent for conveying innovation- and creativity-fostering key competences, from small children to adult learners. What do we mean when we speak about creativity? Can creativity really be fostered specifically and how can it be done? Apart from interdisciplinary state-of-the-art research the workshop will discuss the relation of creativity and its promotion in education/schools.
In order to strengthen growth and employment it will be crucial to translate creative processes into innovations. Which connection is there between education and the ability to innovate? How important are New Media today for learning, creativity development and the capacity to innovate?

Bundesministerin für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur der Republik Österreich, Wien
Ambassador of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation; Founder, The World Centre for New Thinking, Malta
Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging; Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; Director, UCLA Center on Aging; Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry; Director, Memory & Aging Research Center, Jane & Terry Semel institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior and the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Professor, Head, Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education, Economy, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna
Artistic Director, Ars Electronica Linz GmbH, Linz
Researcher, Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Ispra
Professor and Head, Research Centre Education-Generation-Lifecourse, University of Innsbruck
Referentin, Sektion I - "Allgemein bildendes Schulwesen; Qualitätsentwicklung und -sicherung; Pädagogische Hochschulen", Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur, Wien

Dr. Claudia SCHMIED

Bundesministerin für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur der Republik Österreich, Wien

Studium mit dem Doktorat, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien Firmenkundenbetreuerin, "Investkredit" Leiterin der Abteilung Unternehmensfinanzierungen Wirtschaftspolitische Beraterin, Kabinett des Bundesministers und Staatssekretärs für Finanzen In der "Investkredit" zurück Vorstandsmitglied der "Kommunalkredit Austria" Vorstandsmitglied "Dexia Kommunalkredit Bank" sowie Mitglied des Aufsichtsrates in mehreren Unternehmen Bundesministerin
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MD Ph.D. Edward DE BONO

Ambassador of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation; Founder, The World Centre for New Thinking, Malta

 Was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, is an M.D. and Ph.D., and has held appointments at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, the University of London, and Harvard University.
 Has been called  the father of thinking about thinking and is the world s leading authority on conceptual thinking as the driver of organizational innovation, strategic leadership, individual creativity, and problem solving. Since 1970 his exclusive tools and methods have brought astonishing results to organizations large and small worldwide and to individuals from a wide range of cultures, educational backgrounds, occupations, and age groups. His instruction in thinking has been sought by many business organisations over the years, including: IBM, Prudential, Shell, Exxon, NTT, Nokia, Bank of America, Union Bank of Switzerland, GM etc. Unusual clients include the Australian national cricket team. His methods are taught in thousands of schools around the world and are mandatory on the curriculum in many countries. Facilitated Thinking sessions for Noble Laureates in South Korea in the early nineties.
 Dr. de Bono has been credited with producing thinking techniques that are simple, practical, and powerful. His work, concepts and application represented by Lateral Thinking, Parallel Thinking, 6 Thinking Hats, CoRT programme, the L-game, DATT (Direct Attention Thinking Tools), Simplicity and Six Value Medals have become an integral part of World s Universal Business and Management Literature. They are now being implemented in organizations of all sizes because of their simplicity and their power to change thinking behaviour, increase productivity, foster team-building, and evoke profitable innovation.

MD Gary SMALL

Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging; Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; Director, UCLA Center on Aging; Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry; Director, Memory & Aging Research Center, Jane & Terry Semel institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior and the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

BA in Biology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) MD, University of Southern California School of Medicine Internship, Internal Medicine, Children's Hospital & Adult Med. Center, S.F., CA Psychiatry Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA BA in Biology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) MD, University of Southern California School of Medicine Internship, Internal Medicine, Children's Hospital & Adult Med. Center, S.F., CA Psychiatry Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow, UCLA School of Medicine Assistant ( 83) to Associate ( 90) to Full Professor ( 95) of Psychiatry, UCLA Director, UCLA Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychology Fellowship Program Director, Imaging Core, UCLA Alzheimer Disease Center Director, Neuroimaging & Biomarkers Core, Easton Alzheimer Research Center Director, UCLA Center on Aging Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Director, Memory and Aging Research Center, Semel Institute for Neuroscience
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Mag. DDr. Christiane SPIEL

Professor, Head, Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education, Economy, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna

Dr. phil. in History, University of Vienna High School Teacher, Mathematics and History, Vienna Mag.rer.nat. (Diplom) in Mathematics, University of Vienna Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Vienna Dr.rer.nat. in Psychology, University of Vienna Research Scientist, Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development and Education, Berlin Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Vienna Habilitation (venia docendi) in psychology, University of Vienna Invited Visiting Professor of Applied Psychology und Methodology, Department of Psychology, University of Graz Provisional Vice-Rector for personal development and higher education, University of Graz Chair Bildung-Psychology and Evaluation, University of Vienna Funding Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna
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Array Gerfried STOCKER

Artistic Director, Ars Electronica Linz GmbH, Linz

Foundation of x-space, a team for the realization of interdisciplinary projects. In this framework numerous installations and performance projects have been carried out in the field of interaction, robotics and telecommunication. Stocker was also responsible for the concept of various radio, TV and network projects and the organization of the worldwide radio and network project Horizontal Radio in 1995.
 Media artist and musician. Graduate of the Institute for Telecommunication Engineering and Electronics in Graz. Since 1990, he has been working as an independent artist.
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 Projects and Installations have been shown among others at:
 EXPO - 92 Sevilla; Kunsthalle Bonn - 92; Biennale Venedig '93; ISEA '93 Minneapolis; Interactive Media Festival Los Angeles '94; Digital World Conference Los Angeles '94; SIGGRAPH '94 Orlando; ISEA '94 Helsinki; Dutch Electronic Art Festival - 94 Rotterdam; steirischer herbst '94, '95; Ars Electronica '95; SIGGRAPH '95, Los Angeles; ISEA '95 Montréal; Frankfurter Buchmesse '95; New York Digital Salon '95; Biennale Venedig '97, Millennium Dome London 2000, SIGGRAPH '02 San Antonio.

Ph.D. Ernesto VILLALBA

Researcher, Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Ispra

European Commission Training and Mobility of Researchers Network, Problems of Educational Standardization and Transitions in a Global Environment (TMR-PRESTiGE), Institute of International Education, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden "Knowledge Management as a strategy of lifelong learning in small enterprises in Sweden", project financed by the Institute of International Education in cooperation with the European Social Fund Council in Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden Institute of International Education, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
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Mag. Dr. Lynne CHISHOLM

Professor and Head, Research Centre Education-Generation-Lifecourse, University of Innsbruck

BA (Hons.), Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, England Graduate Teaching Fellowship and Research Fellowship, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Victoria, Canada MA (by thesis: Sex, Marital Status and Suicide) Research Officer, Higher Education Research Unit, University of Sheffield, England Sessional Lectureship, Department of Social Anthropology and Sociology, New University of Ulster at Coleraine Fixed-term Lectureship, Department of Social Anthropology and Sociology, New University of Ulster at Coleraine Lectureship at the University of Maryland European Division, Heidelberg Project director at the University of London Institute of Education Tenured University Lectureship in the Departments of Sociology of Education and Curriculum Studies, Institute of Education, University of London Ph.D. (Beyond Occupational Choice. A Study of Gendered Transitions), Faculty of Economics, University of London Senior Research Fellow at the Graduate College  Lifecourse and Social Policy , University of Bremen, Germany Fixed-term Professorship at the Institute of Education, University of Marburg Project Director, Vocational Counselling for Women Returners study commissioned by the European Commission Principal Administrator at the DG Education and Culture, European Commission Habilitation (recognition of competence for full professorship in Germany and Austria), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wuppertal, Germany Research Professorship (part-time) at the Department of Education, University of Newcastle Professor (part-time) at the Department of Educational Sociology, Danish University of Education in Copenhagen Appointment to tenured Full Professorship for Education and Generation at the Institute of Educational Sciences, University of Innsbruck Director of the Institute of Educational Sciences at the University of Innsbruck Coordinator of the newly-founded University Research Centre Education - Generation - Life-course, University of Innsbruck
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Technology Forum

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Kategorie: all Breakout Plenary Social

27.08.2009

08:00 - 10:30 Technology brunch of the Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung Social
11:00 - 11:10 Opening by the European Forum Alpbach Plenary
11:10 - 12:00 Welcome statements Plenary
12:00 - 14:00 Pathways out of the crisis – new perspectives through research and innovation? Plenary
14:30 - 16:00 The future of stem cell research Plenary
18:00 - 19:30 A look at the past – the secrets of our origin Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Evening reception hosted by Forschung Austria in cooperation with GFF and BMVIT Social

28.08.2009

07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 09: Trust in the future – investment in research Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 05: Infratech – a chance in crisis Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 11: E-Mobility Austria Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 06: Creativity – fuel for the knowledge society? Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 02: An international comparison of research, technology and innovation-policy (RTI) strategies Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young people Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 03: “Sowing and harvesting” in bio(techno)logical research: From the atomic structure of proteins to the discovery of new drugs and their clinical application Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Technology Workshop: Trend radar of developments in society Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 08: Universities: responsibility for the future Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 04: Biomedical and pharmaceutical engineering – key technologies of the 21st century Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 01: Can we trust in feed and food? Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 07: Creative industries vs. old economy: where is the economy headed? Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and technology for kids Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 10: Digital Government – citizens and administration in a conflict area Breakout
08:00 - 13:00 Special Event: Positioning Austria in the international knowledge area Breakout
14:30 - 15:45 Creativity. How kids learn – learning like kids do? Plenary
16:15 - 18:00 Innovative research locations – regions in competition Plenary

29.08.2009

07:30 - 08:45 Can we trust in science? Integrity in scientific research Plenary
08:45 - 09:30 The future of the universe – perspectives for astrophysics and cosmology Plenary
10:00 - 11:00 I-Brain – the technological evolution of the brain? Plenary
11:00 - 11:15 Closing statement Plenary
11:15 - 12:00 Snack reception Social