Integrating Creative Problem Solving in Education

POSTED: March 30, 2021Category: General, Associate UpdatesBY: AISA P9

Numerous studies, including ones from the US Department of EducationWorld Economic Forum, and Bloomberg indicate that tomorrow’s jobs will demand “creative problem-solving skills.”

But what exactly are creative problem-solving skills? And are they being taught effectively to the next generation who will face competition for jobs from automation? How do educators bridge the skills gap to ensure our students are ready for careers that don’t even exist yet?

Globally, educators believe that students need to develop skills to protect their futures, as the professions that require creative problem solving are less likely to be impacted by automation. However, it isn’t just job-protection where creative problem solving makes a difference. Almost 90 percent of respondents surveyed believe students who excel at creative problem solving will have higher-earning job opportunities in the future, and 85 percent agreed that these same skills are in high demand by today’s employers for senior-level and higher-paying careers.

In partnership, Learning Curve and Adobe are committed to supporting educators who are wanting to teach creative problem solving, getting technology into the hands of schools and students, and inspiring young people to create. While technology alone is not the answer, it plays a key role.

Adobe’s newest generation of apps have been developed specifically with students and teachers in mind. From storytelling tools like Adobe Spark to powerful video editing with Adobe Rush, the experience empowers students of all grades to create high-quality visuals and presentations in minutes!

Integrate creative problem solving into your classroom – today.

  • Take one of over 20 free collaborative courses, taught by educators for educators, to learn how to integrate digital media and creative problem solving into your curriculum.
  • Become an Adobe Creative Educator by joining the Creative Educator program for educators in every subject area and grade level. You will receive curated professional development materials and information about events and the opportunity to connect with like-minded educators from around the world. To recognise your professional development you’ll earn badges for completing each level of the program.
  • Discover Khan Create – Adobe educators extend Khan Academy and Pixar in a Box lesson with engaging, creative activities for students of all ages.

To deliver better access to the tools that will help educators teach these skills and to honour our commitment to the digital journey in education, Learning Curve is exclusively offering the following:

√ – Exclusive access to the entire Creative Cloud Suite for just R399* per user, per year with no minimum purchase required. This offer is available to all educators and scholars from Grade 0 to 12. Licenses are available for individual purchase through our online store. For bulk purchase, please contact us directly.

√ – FREE access to Adobe Spark for your entire institution. Whether for a few members of staff or the entire institution, Learning Curve will get you up and running so educators and scholars can create graphics, web pages and short videos in minutes! Full introduction training available as well as lesson plans developed in line with the South African CAPS curriculum.

Contact us today to find out more!
Adobe Educational Specialist – Gerda Bessinger |


*Proof of employment/enrolment at an educational institution must be provided at the time of purchase.

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