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Creativity and Enterprising Skills in the Learning Process

Creativity and Enterprising Skills in the Learning Process
12 March 2015 | Politecnico di Milano, Aula Magna – P.zza L. da Vinci 32, Milano

Within the EU funded project SprED+C - Spreading the Word about Creativity in Education (LLP – KA4), Fondazione Politecnico di Milano organises a Conference aiming to share with teachers and students new creative approaches in the learning processes of technical and scientific subjects. In the planning of Educational paths – beside the transmission of knowledge – what is the role of the development of competences, abilities and skills? Creativity, initiative and enterprising are considered learning objectives? How to build a link between different levels of Education (from primary school to University) around the issues of creativity and transversal skills? Who is a “creative” teacher and how to evaluate the development of creative and enterprising skills in the students at the end of a study course? These are some of the questions around which the conference intends to start a dialogue, presenting needs and demands the European Union and the world of work and national and local cases within Technical Universities.

The conference is the fourth of five events foreseen by SprED+C project, whose aim is contributing to the building up of a European community of teachers joint by a common interest towards transversal competences, creativity and enterprising. SprED+C is led by Fondazione Politecnico di Milano and with ProEduca (the Czech Republic); Satean (Romania); Junior Achievement Slovensko (Slovakia); University of Portsmouth (United Kingdom).

The event will be held in Italian language. Simultaneous translation Italian / English will be available.



Welcome Address
Eugenio Gatti, General Director, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano

Spreading the Word about CreativityClementina Marinoni, Head of HR Project Promotion and Development, Fondazione Politecnico Milano

City-M Projects
Methods for developing creative skills. The view of two EU funded projects: Handmade Creative Thinking and Cultural Discoveries Pathways in Europe,Deborah Astell, Project Manager of Capture Projects

Good Practices Presentations

Developing transversal skills: an example of team-working in an under-graduate introductive course
Andrea Collina, Dipartimento di Meccanica, Politecnico di Milano

Enforcing Team Cooperation (ETC)Paolo Maresca, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e Tecnologia delle Informazioni (DIETI), Università di Napoli Federico II  

From Planning to Reality: creativity in the enterprising processAngela Pavesi and her students of the Master’s degree course in Building Management, Dipartimento ABC, Politecnico di Milano.

Coffee Break

Teaching Software Engineering and Software Project Management: An Integrated and Practical Approach”Andrea De Lucia, Department of Management & Information Technology, Università di Salerno

Creativity for EngineeringFilippo Silipigni, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano

Questions and Answers


Creativity skills: the experience of the Web Radio of Savona Campus, Mauro Coccoli, DIBRIS – Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics, and Systems Engineering, Università di Genova 

From racecar design to track testing: an example of students’ enterprising skillsMoreno Palmieri, Formula SAE – Dynamis PRC, Politecnico di Milano

Questions and Answers


Workshop 1 - “Creative Thinking”
, coordinator: Roberta Conditi, Designer
Aula Magna, Politecnico di Milano, working language: Italian
Workshop 2 - “SprED+C Toolkit Ideation Jam”
, coordinator: Adriano Gariglio, Service Designer.
Sala 1 e 2, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, working language: English

Final discussion and Conclusions

Presentations will be available on the project website at



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