Innovation + Creativity

We live in an age of exponential progress, and its effects can already be seen all around us. From genetically modified food to voice activated personal assistants, we're at the beginning of a new technological revolution that will define the 21st century.

Artificial intelligence, globalisation and blockchain often capture the headlines, but the pace of innovation will have effects closer to home for today's students. The ‘job for life’ careers are disappearing, while every job will require greater creativity, collaboration, agility and risk taking than before. 1

In a world where change is the only constant, students need to be literate in the language of innovation and creativity, understand their core principles and learn how to apply them in their own lives.

This course is heavily activity based, as students work together to creatively solve a problem in which they practise the skills of innovation including communication, collaboration, creativity and resilience. They’ll leave feeling informed about the innovation process, and inspired to create meaningful change.

Our experienced facilitators have worked in the Innovation sector and speak from their own experience, including designing apps for Google Glasses and world-first product launches.

How does this course work?

  • IRL Seminars are designed for whole year groups at once, and usually run for around an hour.
  • Throughout the seminar, individual and small group activities ensure students stay engaged and learn the content of the seminar through doing as much as hearing and seeing.
  • Courses are module based and can be mixed and matched to suit student needs.
  • All seminars have been designed to align with key learning areas set by the Department of Education. Read more about it here.
In 1969 man walked on the moon for the first time using the  most powerful computer  in the world

In 1969 man walked on the moon for the first time using the most powerful computer in the world

Today, the average smartphone could launch  160 Million  Saturn V rockets simultaneously from your pocket

Today, the average smartphone could launch 160 Million Saturn V rockets simultaneously from your pocket

What cutting edge technology from today will be tomorrow's 'smartphone'?

What cutting edge technology from today will be tomorrow's 'smartphone'?

40%  of today's jobs are 'highly likely' to be replaced by technology in  10-15 years

40% of today's jobs are 'highly likely' to be replaced by technology in 10-15 years


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If you'd like to find out more about our Innovation & Creativity course, or to request a quote, please complete the details below and we'll be in touch.

We're always happy to customise this course to meet the specific needs of your school.


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REFERENCES

1 UNESCO Report, 'The Futures of Learning 2'. Available here

2 Committee for Economic Development in Australia, 'Australia's Future Workforce'. Available here