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Creativity in Learning to Achieve Self-Reliance

Discussion and Sharing activity of Inspirational and Innovative Learning is a routine event organized by the Center for Learning Innovation at Parahyangan Catholic University (PIP Unpar). Each discussion brings an interesting and actual theme to the phenomenon of learning at Unpar and is expected to provide inspiration for educators to improve the quality of lectures in their respective fields of science.

On Wednesday (18/4), Father Fabianus Sebastian H., Pr., Drs., SSL., Lecturer at Unpar’s Philosophy Faculty became the speaker of PIP discussion themed ” Creative and Aesthetic .” In general, this theme highlights the important role of creativity and aesthetics especially in lectures in colleges. The event was attended by Unpar’s Rector Mangadar Situmorang Ph.D. and lecturers from various study programs.

In his speech, the Head of PIP Drs. Agus Sukmana M.Sc. said that the theme of the discussion reflects the present condition, where one’s success is influenced by creativity. As he said, “Now its time for critical, creative thinking.” It is expected that through the discussions held by PIP, the lecturers will not only broaden their horizons but also develop critical and responsible thinking in the students. “At least if they are critical, they will also provide solutions. Do not add a problem, but solve the problem, “he explained.

In this discussion, Father Sebastian argued that creativity, scientifically, is also aesthetic, complementary and mutually needy. The development of the world of science, he added, can not be separated from creativity, similar to sophisticated technology inspired by science fiction. Creative works also cause the results of technology to achieve their own aesthetic values ​​so that aesthetics, science, and the creation process, cannot be separated from one another. “Artists need creation and identity. Scientists also need creation and identity, “he said.

The creation process in universities, especially as an agent of change, enables the growth of critical and independent young people. This is particularly important in the face of the current disruptive era. He asserted, “If we are creative, we can survive. If we are creative, we can

adapt to any condition. “Furthermore, creativity can be grown in a person through various

techniques, such as lateral thinking and contrastive experience.

After the presentation, the participants took the opportunity to continue the discussion in the question and answer session, which was colored by a reflection of the experiences of the lecturers in the learning activities at Unpar.