|Imagine if….Approaching the curriculum creatively
Our recent National Creative Learning Network event focused on the curriculum. We wanted to know what young people think of the totality of the education offer they experience and how it might be improved.
‘The young contributors were fantastic. They were really clear about what they felt they needed from school education and teachers and also about what they had to give’ (participant)
Our two ‘must haves’ were:
This month CLN Coordinators met together at Codebase in Stirling for a development day focused on sharing practice. Colleagues from Edinburgh, West Lothian, Angus and Stirling talked about programmes of work supported by the Creative Learning Fund. The four very different approaches shared prompted rich dialogue and enabled us to explore the importance of long-term strategy; embedding creative teaching and learning; using creativity to challenge classroom ‘norms’ and a design thinking approach to help practitioners visualise the creative process.
Find out more about the Creative Learning Networks here:
|Did you know…..?
World Creativity and Innovation Day takes place
Enterprising Educator – DEADLINE WEDNESDAY!
Scotland’s Enterprising Schools has been working in
Author Angie Lake explains why STEM and arts subjects are both important in the world – you might find this a useful article to share with young people.
Head of Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, Libby Curtis, discusses the importance of creativity and culture within society.
Finland, Switzerland and New Zealand lead the way at teaching skills for the future. Read more about the provision of future skills education here.
How Do We Assess Creativity Skills?
This two minute animation explores how.
This quick guide offers helpful information for educational practitioners to learn more about Foundation Apprenticeships, the benefits they offer pupils and how schools in Scotland are delivering them.
Children, now more than ever, need to understand how to evaluate changing information, respond creatively when problems arise, and be prepared for the jobs and opportunities of the future. Parent Toolkit offers some suggestions to help build learners’ cognitive flexibility.
Do you have an interesting piece of practice to share? Please get in touch!
creativity is the skill of the future