Everyone seems to agree that creativity has a crucial place in the future of the University and beyond. It’s one of the key skills that cannot be automated and it’s important for tackling the big challenges of global change, and for long-term employability. Using creativity as a teaching method challenges students to think differently whilst developing their higher order thinking skills. But what is creativity and how do we put it into practice? This interdisciplinary panel starts from the latest research into the ideal socio-material circumstances where creativity flourishes, then explores creativity’s value for innovation and entrepreneurial thinking; supporting human health and well-being; and for stimulating classroom experiences. Featuring speakers from creative writing, innovation management, medicine, social work and mathematical modelling, this panel will be a lively and wide-ranging discussion about one of the most valuable currencies in the emerging global order, and how it can engage and enrich our students.


Debby Lynch, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Cara-Marie Bugeja, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Belinda Swyny, Faculty of Medicine
Kim Wilkins, School of Communication and Arts
Tim Kastelle, Business School
Kate O’Brien, School of Chemical Engineering
Sarah Winch, Faculty of Medicine
Isabella Baker, UQ Art Museum

Who should attend?

  • Academic staff

Benefits of attending

  • Gain insights into what creativity is and how to nurture it.
  • Learn to encourage and inspire creative ways to engage students.
  • Engage in the important questions such as what is creativity, why does it matter, and how do we produce graduates who are genuinely creative in their own discipline? 

About Teaching and Learning Week 2019

The 2019 UQ Teaching & Learning Week ran from Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November 2019. The series of workshops, panels, and other interactive sessions highlighted our excellent teachers and tutors, initiatives, and T&L leaders around the theme of 'Creativity'. 

View the 2019 program (PDF, 108KB) or watch available video recordings (for the sessions that were recorded).

Go to the T&L Week landing page


Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), St Lucia
Terrace Room (Level 6)