By Prakash Velloo
Six lecturers from Han Chiang College presented their academic papers at the National Conference on Creativity in Education and Humanities 2017 (NCC 2017) organized by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in collaboration with Han Chiang College (HCC) and Sunway University.
A total of 83 participants attended the two-day conference held on 25-26 October 2017 at School of Humanities, USM with the theme ‘Empowering People’. The theme served well as a platform for multistakeholders to understand and promote the role of creativity in the development of education and humanities, which is considered as a source of creativity in society at large.
Aimed at both practitioners and scholars, NCC 2017 explored the creative ecosystem in relation to both the formal and informal education and humanities contexts, and examined the notion of “ubiquitous creativity” as it relates to education and humanities.
The Vice-Chancellor of USM, Prof Datuk Dr. Asma Ismail, FASc who officiated the conference said “this conference is an important milestone as it brings together scholars, practitioners and students from within and outside the country”.
“Creativity is a necessity in today’s education system as it is instrumental in producing generations of first-class thinkers in the 21 st century, and it can empower people for the 4 th Industrial Revolution” she added.