First international conference CALT: 

"Creative Approaches to Learning and Teaching"

Osijek, March 24 - 25, 2023

The first international conference CALT: Creative Approaches to Learning and Teaching will be held at the Faculty of Education in Osijek on March 24 and 25, 2023. The conference is organized in a joint effort by the Faculty of Education, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek and Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, The Center for Scientific work in Vinkovci.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together all experts and scientists whose work is aimed at questioning the traditional and contemporary view of creativity and at promoting new approaches in learning and teaching in which the emphasis is placed on creative activity and expression. 

The conference will also deal with the following issues:

  • Understanding of the cognitive and affective mechanisms of creative thinking processes
  • Imagination and creativity in childhood
  • Creativity and critical thinking skills in today's school
  • Opportunities for the development and creation of a creativity-nurturing atmosphere for students
  • New creative practices in primary and secondary education
  • The role of the teacher in encouraging and developing creativity
  • The relationship between teacher enthusiasm and student engagement in creative activities
  • Evaluation of students' creative work
  • The subject-oriented system and creative processes
  • Encouraging students to express themselves creatively in extracurricular activities
  • The challenges of teachers in art schools (music, dance and art) when conducting activities that encourage students to express themselves creatively
  • Creative thinking in the digital age
  • The impact of AI and VR/AR technology on the creativity of teachers and students

The invited keynote speakers are distinguished scientists who have contributed significantly to the research of new approaches to learning and teaching that emphasise creative activities and expression. These are Pamela Burnard, a professor from the University of Cambridge (Faculty of Education) and Vlad Glaveanu, a full professor from Dublin City University (Ireland) and the University of Bergen (Norway).

Pamela Burnard, PhD, University of Cambridge, UK

'Revisioning Creative Approaches to Learning and TEaching: Lessons from Posthuman Inquiry'

Vlad Glaveanu, PhD, School of Psychology at Dublin City University, Ireland; University of Bergen, Norway

'Pedagogies of the Possible: Reimagining Education'

The conference will include a student forum encompassing student lectures, workshops, exhibitions and artistic performances.

The official languages ​​of the conference are Croatian and English.

The authors may submit proposals for oral presentations, workshops, or posters. It is possible to present a maximum of two papers per author. Participants can submit the abstracts (up to 300 words) and key words (up to five) using the following form: . The summary should highlight the main topic and purpose of the paper and briefly present the methodology used, results and conclusion. The conference programme committee will evaluate the abstracts with regard to expertise, quality, originality and appropriateness to the given topic. The expected duration of the oral presentation is 20 minutes. Poster presentations have no time limit, and workshops can last 60-90 minutes. Abstracts of all accepted papers will be published in the Conference Abstract Book.


Application for participation with submission of abstract and keywords: October 5, 2022

Due to many requests, the submission deadline has been extended until November 15, 2022

Notification of abstract acceptance: December 10, 2022

Registration and registration fee payment: January 10, 2023

Deadline for submitting full papers: May 15, 2023

Second Announcement - Croatian

Second Announcement - English

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