Creative Teaching and Learning
A case study discussing the ways creative programmes have supported the development of creative teaching and learning.
By Hannah Wilmot, 2011
This paper discusses the ways in which the Creative Partnerships Change School programme has supported the development of creative teaching and learning, using project examples from 1 primary, 1 secondary and 1 special school during 2010/11.
Change Schools was a three year programme from 2008-11 that embedded creative working in schools to support an element of school change. The author provides valuable definitions to common terms relating to creativity in schools, including cross-curricular teaching, creative curriculum development, and teaching for creativity.
The outcomes of creative learning for young people observed in these three schools are detailed and include an increase in independent and co-construction of learning, problem solving, critical thinking and risk taking. The key ingredients for embedding creative teaching and learning in schools are offered in the conclusion.