Creative Schools

Author: Ken Robinson Ph.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698142845
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by Ken Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization’s history. Now, the internationally recognized leader on creativity and human potential focuses on one of the most critical issues of our time: how to transform the nation’s troubled educational system. At a time when standardized testing businesses are raking in huge profits, when many schools are struggling, and students and educators everywhere are suffering under the strain, Robinson points the way forward. He argues for an end to our outmoded industrial educational system and proposes a highly personalized, organic approach that draws on today’s unprecedented technological and professional resources to engage all students, develop their love of learning, and enable them to face the real challenges of the twenty-first century. Filled with anecdotes, observations and recommendations from professionals on the front line of transformative education, case histories, and groundbreaking research—and written with Robinson’s trademark wit and engaging style—Creative Schools will inspire teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of education. From the Hardcover edition.

The Creative School

Author: Bob Jeffrey
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415282154
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is about a unique school. It is a school that, despite the increasing pressure put upon it by changes in the curriculum and the organisation of education, has managed to successfully maintain the creative values that have won it international and governmental recognition. Written for teachers and headteachers who want to encourage creativity in their schools and classrooms, the book describes: the school's culture of holism its use and appreciation of its grounds and environment for learning its innovative approaches to curriculum organisation its appropriation of national initiatives such as the literacy and numeracy hours its creative teaching and learning through the eyes of observers, teachers, children and parents. The success of Coombes School shows that it is possible to combine externally imposed prescription with a set of personal beliefs and values - making a real difference to the quality of teaching and learning. This is a truly inspirational read.

The Wonder Wall

Author: Peter Gamwell
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506382703
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learn the four conditions most effective for fostering creativity Sometimes our attempts to foster creativity can stifle it. Gamwell, a former teacher and superintendent who has spent more than three decades studying creativity, shares a fresh perspective on how to nurture creativity, innovation, leadership, and engagement in a variety of settings. You’ll learn how to: • Tap the creative and leadership potential in everyone • Think bigger by moving from a deficit model of thinking to a strengths-based approach • Develop the lost arts of listening and storytelling to optimize learning • Handle the inevitable pushback and fear that transformational change can bring

Creative Schools

Author: National Education Association of the United States. Department of Elementary School Principals
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Leading a Creative School

Author: Ethel Sanders
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136729208
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Leading a Creative School argues that school leaders are central in any change process, and offers suggestions and models of practice for a whole school change towards creative practice.

Building a Creative School

Author: Pat Cochrane
Publisher: Trentham Books Limited
ISBN: 9781858563589
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Creativity is a buzz-word in the education sector in the UK right now, but it is still seen mainly as the domain of the creative arts in the curriculum. This book shows how creativity can be an approach to and an ethos for all aspects of school life and management. Developing a school which enables children and young people to realise their creative potential is an immense challenge. There is no single formula - each school has to grow creatively in its own way and in its own time. "Building a Creative School" explores the practical steps schools can take to enable this process. It examines organisation, leadership, approaches to teaching and learning, curriculum design, assessment for learning, professional development and partnerships, and is rooted in both theory and practice. The authors draw on current research on creativity and learning and on their own extensive professional experience. Examples, case studies and practical ideas and suggestions are threaded through the book. The authors offer practical guidance and share some of the pitfalls, challenges and barriers to creativity they have encountered in their own work. This book is for everyone involved in school change - teachers, school leadership teams, headteachers, teacher trainers, policy makers, governors and anyone interested in professional development of teachers and school leaders. It will also be of interest to those working in partnership with schools. As Chief Executive of CAPE UK, Pat Cochrane, works with networks of schools, to generate creative approaches to teaching and learning.

Creativity in Schools

Author: Anna Craft
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134346956
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Creativity in schools is changing, with greater emphasis being placed on creative skills across the curriculum than ever before. This shift has thrown up some challenging questions which this book tackles head-on in order to better understand the implications of this change and the effects on pedagogy and policy. The questions raised include: What is creative learning? How does it relate to creative teaching? How do we organize the curriculum to nurture creativity? What pedagogical strategies support creativity? How is creative learning different to effective learning? What responsibilities do schools have for stimulating creativity in relation to society, ethics and the wider environment? Laying out the key concepts in the current debate on creativity and placing them in a broader context based on practice, policy and research, this volume sets the agenda for future discussion and suggests practical ways to encourage pupils’ creative development in a new and more thoughtful way.

You Your Child and School

Author: Sir Ken Robinson, PhD
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698142853
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An essential book for parents to help their children get the education they need to live happy, productive lives from The New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Creative Schools Parents everywhere are deeply concerned about the education of their children, especially now, when education has become a minefield of politics and controversy. One of the world’s most influential educators, Robinson has had countless conversations with parents about the dilemmas they face. As a parent, what should you look for in your children’s education? How can you tell if their school is right for them and what can you do if it isn’t? In this important new book, he offers clear principles and practical advice on how to support your child through the K-12 education system, or outside it if you choose to homeschool or un-school. Dispelling many myths and tackling critical schooling options and controversies, You, Your Child, and School is a key book for parents to learn about the kind of education their children really need and what they can do to make sure they get it.