Dynamic Approaches to School Development
- Paperback / softback, 168 pages, 244 mm x 170 mm
- 1 Sep 2005
- Trentham Books Ltd
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.