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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, Ken Robinson argues for an end to our outmoded industrial educational system. He proposes instead 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, Creative Schools aims to inspire teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of education.
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 holismits use and appreciation of its grounds and environment for learningits innovative approaches to curriculum organisationits appropriation of national initiatives suc.
Find out how you can be more creative and encourage more creativity from your students without having to put in hours of extra preparation. This concise, practical guide will help you to gain the confidence to move out of your comfort zone and take some risks, in order to meet the needs of students with a variety of learning styles and needs. This updated edition of Creative Teaching includes practical activities and a variety of strategies to help you to plan exciting, pupil-centred lessons that are easy to integrate into your schemes of work. There is new material on: • independent learning - offering a clear framework for design, delivery and assessment of lessons• transforming the ethos of the school to a positive, creative one• the companion website - offering printable or downloadable checklists, questionnaires and templates. Along with adaptable action plans for improving both your classroom and whole-school ethos, this book creates a cohesive picture of how teachers can make learning easier and more enjoyable for themselves and their pupils.