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
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