Creative Thinking

"in and about education"

Program: ICAB 2017

  • 09:00 - 10:00: Reception and registration with coffee and tea
  • 10:00 - 12:00: Plenary sessions
    Balder Onarheim
    - Why it is so crucial that our science-curriculums for bachelor students, and any other levels, include topics on creative thinking.
    Roy Erkens
    - Creative Problem Solving: a structured method for generating ideas for possible solutions
  • 12:00 - 13:00: Lunch
  • 13:00 - 14:30: Workshops
    Workshop 1: Stimulating creative problem solving in mathematics
    - Klaas Pieter Hart, technical University Delft
    Workshop 2: Tinkering, creativity and trial & error
    - Angelica Mader and Edwin Dertien, Faculteit EWI, Creative Technology, Universiteit Twente
    Workshop 3: Student-directed learning: The Personal Pursuit
    - Jennifer Herek and Klaasjan Visscher, University College Twente
    Workshop 4: Teaching students to write more creative research proposals
    - Roy Erkens, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Maastricht University
    Workshop 5: The scenario method and stimulating creative thinking
    - Coyan Tromp, FNWI, Institute for interdisciplinary studies, University of Amsterdam
    Workshop 6: Creating open, creativity stimulating practicles for Beta education
    - Gerrit Kuik, Tabitha Dreef and Tonny Mulder*, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics & Astronomy VU University & University of Amsterdam; *FNWI, Psychobiology, University of Amsterdam
  • 14:30 - 15:00: Break: Coffee and Tea
  • 15:00 - 16:00: Plenary closing session

    - The Dutch Nao robot soccer Team

    - General discussion and conclusion

    - Take Home Message

  • 16:00 - 17:00: Drinks and Bites

Information about the speakers

Balder Onarheim

Associate Professor Creativity at the Technical University, Denmark


Roy Erkens

Lecturer and Researcher at the Maastricht University, The Netherlands


Plenary Closing Session

The Dutch Nao Team.

Robot soccer at the highest level. After the demonstration during the break, here the story of the successes and challenges of the team told by the students team members themselves.

Nao Team

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