Creative Thinking in Schools

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A Leadership Playbook

A professional learning guide for leaders that promotes creative thinking in schools and develops creative learning habits in the classroom. This leadership playbook has been published to coincide with the global release of the first PISA test results on creative thinking, the Creativity Collaboratives under way in England and the growing importance of creative thinking in countries across the world. Creative Thinking in Schools focuses on how leaders can create capacity among their staff to embed creative thinking, both in their own lives and in the lives of their pupils. It offers a framework for improving creative thinking based on the widely used five creative habits framework developed by the Centre for Real-World Learning. The framework focuses on developing learners who are inquisitive, persistent, collaborative, disciplined and imaginative.

Features and benefits:

  • Encourages leaders to understand creativity and creative learning habits so that they can support teachers to have confidence in developing pupils’ creativity.
  • Provides a range of accessible, easy-to-use resources, materials, examples and case studies to support leaders to embed creativity across schools and systems, all backed up by research d analysis of practices in real schools.
  • Brings together a community of users who are able to connect through the book and supporting website, where they can share their own experiences in order to develop, spread, extend and evaluate creative thinking and its conditions within and across schools.
  • Written by a team of award-winning researchers, writers and facilitators.
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SKU: 9781785836848 - 12 Category: Ages: 13 - 18 Author: Louise Stoll, Ellen Spencer, Nia Richards, Katy Milne, Bill Lucas, Sian James, Di Fisher-Naylor Page count: 150 ISBN: 9781785836848 Publish date: 1st October, 2023

Product overview

Underpinned by research and analysis of practice in hundreds of schools across the world, and more recently by an in-depth study of fifty schools in England, Creative Thinking in Schools provides a range of accessible resources, planning tools and practical examples. These support leaders to reflect on their core purposes, understand the changes needed to embed creative thinking, develop leaders across their staff, facilitate the development of their teachers, plan, teach and assess creative thinking, and work with external partners, all the while developing a vibrant professional learning community. Creative Thinking in Schools will support a professional learning community of leaders and teachers who see creative thinking as a core purpose of education and are interested in making it a priority in their school. It will encourage pupils to develop their creativity in the classroom, allowing future generations to thrive in a world that is increasingly complex.