CEL

 

 

CREATIVITY FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND LEADERSHIP (CEL)

in secondary schools

 

 

Economies need creative young people who can identify and innovatively solve problems to drive growth and competitiveness; academic qualifications are no longer enough. There are 6 million unemployed young people aged 18-25 in Kenya alone . 'Only five hours of creativity training increases employability of young people five times' (Dr Edward De Bono) .

 

 

 

CEL

 

Informal - after school and outside school curriculum - weekly 1,5-hour workshops for 20-25 school students .

 

 

CEL aims to:

 

  • Help young people to be more employable after they leave school
  • Help them to be better leaders, and understand that effective leaders are always creative
  • Inspire young people see entrepreneurship as a possible career option for achieving economic sustainability
  • Teach them a clear and practical framework for applying creativity in daily life.

 

 

Students learn:

 

  • Positive beliefs about creativity
  • Creativity Skills
  • Creative Character
  • 'CEL 5-Step Approach' of applying creativity in daily life

 

 

Activities:

 

  • Experimenting through art and oblect-making with various techniques and materials
  • Creativity exercises, such as 'connecting the unconnected', 'reversing assumptions', and other
  • Applying CEL 5-Step Approach in solving real-life daily problems
  • Creativity assessments and self-assessments

 

 

 

CEL 5-Step process:

 

  • Identifying a problem: problem-statement
  • Generating solutions: idea-generating approaches
  • Evaluating solutions against a set of criteria. Skill of desision-making
  • Communicating solutions: visual communication
  • Implementing solutions: developing partnerships
  • Applying the CEL 5-Step framework at each of the step if necessary.

 

 

CEL students also learn:

 

  • Visual and vision thinking, visual communication
  • Decision-making principles
  • Overcoming resistance to change principles
  • 'Innovation culture' and its benchmarks
  • Principles of motivating creative people
  • Being creative in teams

 

 

Learning takes place in the MASK's 'Creativity Learning Environment'.

 

 

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