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Belgium-German-Speaking-Community

Belgium-German-Speaking-Community

8. Creativity and Culture

8.10 Current debates and reforms

Future Competence Creativity

In the Regional Development Concept III (Regionales Entwicklungskonzept III, REK III), there is a project titled "Future Competence Creativity" (Zukunftskompetenz Kreativität). Creativity is being considered a major competence to be able to face digitalisation and robotisation and is highly demanded and appreciated by possible employers. However, creativity is hardly teachable in classic learning formats such as teaching classes. Consequently, creativity is intended to be learned via so-called cultural education.

While the aforementioned "Culture makes the School" remains the most important programme within the school context, an overall concept for cultural education outside of school in the German-speaking Community shall now be established. Additionally, an evaluation of the measures taken so far is intended.  

The measures are planned to take place until 2024, which is the timeframe of the Regional Development Concept III.