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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 holismits use and appreciation of its grounds and environment for learningits innovative approaches to curriculum organisationits appropriation of national initiatives suc.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Bob Jeffrey
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Book : 2003
Download Book : 147 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0415282152


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This volume explores the practical steps schools can take to grow creatively in their own way and in their own time. 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.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Pat Cochrane
Publisher : Trentham Books Limited
Release Book : 2007
Download Book : 158 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015067652472


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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. You, Your Child, and School is forthcoming from Viking. 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.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Sir Ken Robinson, PhD
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 2015-04-21
Download Book : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780698142848


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The Creative Classroom presents an original, compelling vision of schools where teaching and learning are centered on creativity. Drawing on the latest research as well as his studies of jazz and improvised theater, Sawyer describes curricula and classroom practices that will help educators get started with a new style of teaching, guided improvisation, where students are given freedom to explore within structures provided by the teacher. Readers will learn how to improve learning outcomes in all subjects—from science and math to history and language arts—by helping students master content-area standards at the same time as they increase their creative potential. This book shows how teachers and school leaders can work together to overcome all-too-common barriers to creative teaching—leadership, structure, and culture—and collaborate to transform schools into creative organizations. Book Features: Presents a research-based approach to teaching and learning for creativity. Identifies which learning outcomes support creativity and offers practical advice for how to teach for these outcomes. Shows how students learn content-area knowledge while also learning to be creative with that knowledge. Describes principles and techniques that teachers can use in all subjects. Demonstrates that a combination of school structures, cultures, incentives, and leadership are needed to support creative teaching and learning.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Keith Sawyer
Publisher : Teachers College Press
Release Book : 2019-08-09
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ISBN-10 : 9780807761212


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Recognising performance and accountability pressures on schools, Inspiring School Change shows how a commitment to the arts in education can meet core school agendas of pupil and parent engagement, attainment, improved teaching and inclusion. Schools are under pressure to develop their students’ creativity and to improve their cultural education. This book fills a gap by marshalling the arguments and evidence for a form of education in, through and with the arts that moves beyond individual projects to become central to teaching, learning and school reform. When the arts are taken seriously, schools become different - and better - places. Using research evidence to promote greater awareness of the capacity of the arts to promote educational change, this text captures four key themes that run through all of the chapters: • Inspiration - sharing experiences and the way they happened, documenting inspiring pedagogy by understanding the reason it was done, the factors and the people involved in making it work. • School change - the need for schools to better prepare young people for the lives they will live in the twenty-first century; to engage young people more effectively and so educate them better, and the recognition that in an unequal society schools can contribute to making things fairer. • Creative arts - demonstrates, through international research, how the arts can facilitate whole school learning, meet core agendas, such as attainment, inclusion and promote lifelong learning. • Transforming education - marshals the arguments and evidence for a form of education in, through and with the arts that moves beyond individual projects to become central to teaching, learning and school reform. Tackling the hot topics of parent and pupil engagement, standards and accountability in a fresh way, Inspiring School Change offers those engaged in the research and practice of improving teaching and learning with insight into the educational value and possibilities of arts-based teaching and an arts-rich curriculum

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Christine Hall
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release Book : 2017-04-28
Download Book : 200 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781317429050


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Creative Learning in the Primary School uses ethnographic research to consider the main features of creative teaching and learning within the context of contemporary policy reforms. In particular, the authors are interested in the clash between two oppositional discourses - creativity and performativity - and how they are resolved in creative teacher practice. The book complements previous work by these authors on creative teaching by giving more consideration to creative learning. The first section of the book explores the nature of creative teaching and learning by examining four key features: relevance, control, ownership and innovation. The authors devote a chapter to each of these aspects, outlining their properties and illustrating them with a wide range of examples, mainly from recent practice in primary schools. The second section presents some instructive examples of schools promoting creative learning, and how creative primary schools have responded to the policy reforms of recent years. The chapters focus specifically on: how pupils act as a powerful resource for creative learning for each other and for their teachers; how teachers have appropriated the reforms to enhance their creativity; and how one school has moved over a period of ten years from heavy constraint to high creativity. The blend of analysis, case-study material and implications for practice will make this book attractive to primary teachers, school managers, policy makers, teacher educators and researchers.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Bob Jeffrey
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2009-01-08
Download Book : 192 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781134039876


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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Philip Wescott Lawrence Cox
Publisher :
Release Book : 1927
Download Book : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : UCAL:$B262564


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Author Book : Bob and Woods Jeffrey (Peter)
Publisher :
Release Book : 2003
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : 0415282152


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Introducing creativity to the classroom is a concern for teachers, governments and future employers around the world, and there has been a drive to make experiences at school more exciting, relevant, challenging and dynamic for all young people, ensuring they leave education able to contribute to the global creative economy. Leading a Creative School shows that school leaders are central in any change process, and offers suggestions and models of practice for a whole school change towards creative practice. Providing an accessible overview of key issues and debates surrounding different methods of creative change, practical activities, and stimulus material for to help teachers, this book will explain how to: reflect on why change is important for your school motivate your teaching staff; create the conditions for a whole school change; develop practical strategies to make changes long lasting; and assess and monitor changes taking place. Providing case studies and examples of school change from leading practitioners throughout, this book is an invaluable guide for all those involved in school leadership, management and change.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Ethel Sanders
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2012-03-29
Download Book : 96 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781136729195


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Genre Book : School management and organization
Author Book : Harold Gray Shane
Publisher :
Release Book : 1954
Download Book : 566 Pages
ISBN-10 : OCLC:1080176588