Developing Creative Thinking Habits in Schools

Professor Bill Lucas, who contributes for The Tes, an education technology business supporting teachers, school staff and schools, explains that if schools are to make creativity normal, then they need to think about the culture they seek to create.

Based from Lucas's team at Centre for Real-World Learning (CRL) at the University of Winchester, there are 10 key aspects of the classroom ecology to keep recurring.

Their research, reinforced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s study in which creativity can be taught and assessed, revealed that there are certain "signature pedagogies" which work well.

These "signature pedagogies" include the use of case studies, philosophy for children, deep questions, authentic tasks, a focus on the design process, enquiry-led teaching and deliberate practice.

Later this year, the OECD will launch an app with materials for teaching and assessing creativity in schools. In addition, the Durham Commission will provide recommendations where school leaders and teachers can be supported in England. Read the Entire Article


Selected Grant News Headlines

A customized collection of grant news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.

Why Upskilling Is Important For Society

PwC recently released a short documentary featuring business leaders, academics, NGOs, and policymakers why upskilling has become a priority for society, organizations, and governments. The...more

Innovative Thinking in Native American Arts with the School for Advanced Research

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is a non-profit organization in Santa Fe, New Mexico. SAR focuses on furthering creativity and innovative thinking in Native American arts and the social...more

We Need STEAM to Prepare Our Kids For The 4th Industrial Revolution

Bernard Marr, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and futurist, tackles the growing popularity of STEAM as it adds "Art" to the mix. Marr points out that proponents of STEAM education recognize...more

New Tools for Improving Attendance in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

The U.S. Department of Education's Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Mid-Atlantic has partnered with the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to provide support of their initiative called...more

Using Data to Keep School Improvement on Track

REL Mid-Atlantic is partnering with the Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement (OLDSI) at the Maryland State Department of Education. The initiative aims to co-develop a tool to...more

Fund II Foundation and Echoing Green to Deliver Social Impact Curriculum to HBCU Students

Echoing Green recently announced its partnership with the Fund II Foundation to expand its efforts aimed at building an inclusive entrepreneurship movement focused on unleashing a more diverse set of...more

How to Get Better at Picking Creative Ideas

Justin M. Berg, assistant professor at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, investigates an understudied part of the creative process in a new paper that appears in Organizational...more

Charter School Institutes Prograam to Fight 'Ninth-Grade Shock'

Northwest Passage High School, a public charter Coon Rapids school, created Headwaters, a program for freshmen to help better acquaint them with high school and Northwest Passage's project-based...more

Two women Entrepreneurs Are Reforming Education Through An Innovative After-School Program

Two women entrepreneurs share their journey from being school friends to co-founders, and how they are reforming the way children are educated. Childhood friends Ruchi Jhawar and Anju Modi...more

Wolo, an E-learning Project, Wins Social Entrepreneur Award

Wolo, a comprehensive e-learning project, has recently won the 2019 award for 'Social Entrepreneur of the Year' at the maiden edition of the NiBS Ghana Innovation Awards ceremony held at the...more







Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



Social Enterprise Connects Small Businesses To Customers In Need


Social Enterprise Connects Small Businesses To Customers In Need

Christopher Girdwood, after witnessing how small business owners cope following a disaster, founded the Recovery Pledge.




Not for Profit Jobs in Idaho

  Social Services Jobs
  Education Jobs
  Social Work Jobs
  Foundation Related Jobs
  Executive Director Jobs



Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs



Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2008-2020 Copyright Michael Saunders