Project Overview

With NPCC's experience from previous editions of InnovEd and given the current trend in education, it is strongly believed that creative thinking is one of the core competence to be developed among students.  In fact, creative thinking is the foundation of the ‘Nine Year Basic Education Reform’.

The focus of InnovEd 2018 is on the theory of Multiple Intelligences.  Research proves that intelligence is plural. Gardner systematically explained that individuals draw on these intelligences, individually and corporately, to create products and solve problems that are relevant to the societies in which they live in. Furthermore, researchers demonstrate that children learn in a unique way and have their own learning style, that is, visual, aural, verbal, physical, logical, social and solitary.

Overall Objective

The core objective is to promote and instill creative, critical and innovative thinking to students. This will create a rich climate to foster and evoke creative outcomes in schools and better prepare them for further education and employment.

The InnovEd 2018 project will be in line with the objectives of the nine-year schooling being implemented by the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Creativity, innovation;
  • Adaptability, self-discipline, initiative;
  • Oral and written communication skills, public speaking skills;
  • Leadership, teamwork, collaboration;
  • Fluency in ICT, entrepreneurship skills;
  • Global awareness, multicultural literacy;
  • Scientific literacy and reasoning;
  • Environmental and conservation literacy.

Target Group

InnovEd 2018 will be targeted to all secondary schools and MITD Centers in Mauritius and Rodrigues.


For InnovEd 2018 project, schools will be required to register their teams under specific themes on which they want to sharpen their talents.   

The themes will be sectors of the creative industries:

  1. Interactive Media
  2. Cultural Heritage
  3. Performing Arts
  4. Visual Arts & Crafts
  5. Languages & Publishing
  6. Design

while talents will be the 9 multiple intelligences.  

  1. Naturalist (nature smart)
  2. Musical (sound smart)
  3. Logical-mathematical (number/reasoning smart)
  4. Existential (life smart)
  5. Interpersonal (people smart)
  6. Bodily-kinesthetic (body smart)
  7. Linguistic (word smart)
  8. Intra-personal (self smart)
  9. Spatial (picture smart)

The award will be based on the six themes.  Projects will be shortlisted under each theme and will be showcased during the convention. Six projects under each of the six themes will be awarded the first prize in each of the 3 categories namely: Lower Secondary, Upper Secondary and Technical.

Following the launch of the project, schools will be requested to register their teams including facilitators and students.



Innoved 2018 will be implemented in 6 phases:

Phase 1 – Launching of the project at the end of the award ceremony of InnovEd 2017 (tentative – February)

Phase 2 – Registration of team for InnovEd 2018 based on theme of interest and the category of participation.(March)

Phase 3 – NPCC will develop a training module on multiple intelligence and facilitators will be trained on multiple intelligences. Workshops will be organised on the specific themes by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).  Training sessions will be dedicated to the six themes over 6 days.

Phase 4 – Schools/Facilitators will select and register their teams under the three categories: Primary, Academy & Technical.  Teams will have about 3 months to come up with a creative project on the chosen theme.

Phase 5 – Each team will submit their project for the final theme-based assessment. A panel of jurors will be constituted per theme.  Selection will be conducted over 6 days with 6 panels of jurors.

Phase 6 – The 3 best-short-listed projects per theme will be showcased at the convention and winners will be rewarded during the Award Ceremony.

Criteria for Selection

The proposed criteria for selection is as listed below. 

  • Originality of idea
  • Aesthetic
  • Practicability
  • Marketability
  • Stickiness
  • Scalability
  • Clarity & Simplicity

Last modified: Friday, 2 February 2018, 4:26 PM