Submissions should cover one or more of the key themes within the focus of the conference - “Towards a collaborative society through creative learning”. As the world is increasingly interconnected and complex, the need for more critical and creative thinkers as well as for people able to fruitfully collaborate with others is increasing. Creative strategies must be implemented in education so that citizens, in general, and students at all levels, in particular, are better prepared to create new and meaningful forms of ideas, take risks, be flexible and cooperative. The focus of WCCE 2022 “Towards a collaborative society through creative learning” provides an overarching framework through which a range of more specific conference themes can be viewed. These are proposed with examples of specific topics that would fall within these themes below.

WCCE 2022 provides a forum for new research results, practical experiences, developments, ideas, and national perspectives, related to the conference focus and the themes listed below for all levels of education (preschool, primary, secondary, higher, vocational, and lifelong learning) including the professional development of educators (teachers, trainers and academic and support staff at other educational institutions) and related questions on educational management. The themes are grouped by broad categories with examples of possible – but not exhaustive – sub-themes.

  • Digital education in schools, universities, and other educational institutions
    Examples of topics that can be presented under this theme could be:
    Supporting the development of creativity in innovative institutions; developing effective and creative teaching practices and pedagogies integrating technologies; assessment, evaluation, certification of digital education; supporting educators’ empowerment, training and professional development; implementing e-inclusion in educational institutions; positively supporting sustainable development and learning; models for digital education
  • National policies and plans for digital competence
    Examples of topics that can be presented under this theme could be:
    Analysis of national cases; comparisons of different plans and policies in different countries; curricula development
  • Learning with digital technologies
    Examples of topics that can be presented under this theme could be:
    Innovative learning environments integrating technologies; recent phenomena in education (e.g. MOOCs, virtual and distance laboratories, haptic technologies, etc.); technologies supporting new forms of collaboration and practice as well as new roles for students and teachers; developing uses of technologies in informal learning situations and connecting them with formal contexts
  • Learning about digital technologies and computing
    Examples of topics that can be presented under this theme could be:
    Exploring computational thinking; computing and computer science education; programming languages for education; digital media for learning about digital technologies and computing; data science education and data scientist certification; physical computing; socio-cultural aspects of digitisation; media structures in digital media