The Nature of Creativity - and How to Nurture ItGE Insights Creativity is often referred to as the most valuable human asset in the 21st Century. However, the nature of creativity remains elusive – its origin seems to be mysterious and there is no systematic way of nurturing creativity in regular schools. In this article I shall introduce some of our modern understanding of creativity. The key message I want to introduce is that real-life creativity involves a complicated set of mindsets and skills in the domain of 21st Century Competencies. Although we do not understand fully the nature of creativity, we know some of the most important factors that contribute to ‘successful’ creativity, and from which we know how we can encourage more creativity in schools, universities, and real-life.
Nurturing Students’ Self-directed Learning at School-wide / System LevelGE Insights In the educational context of the 21st Century, gifted students are provided with many chances to accelerate and deepen their learning on both academic and non-academic fronts. Although there are many opportunities for them to realise their potential in different areas, it is found that some gifted students are stressed as they are invited by various stakeholders to participate in various activities and programmes. In addition, some of them have lost their passion and direction throughout the journey of knowledge pursuit. Hence, being a self-directed learner is important for gifted students as it is the key for them to become sustainably passionate and determined in exploring and realising their potential.