Tag Archives: creative schools

Shakespeare and the School Play

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Three scenarios, three acts. ACT ONE:            A school in a deprived area of Los Angeles. ACT TWO:           A fictional school in England, categorised by Ofsted as “failing”. ACT THREE:        A secondary school in England and the reality … Continue reading

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Creativity not Competition

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We’d intended to comment on an article in the Observer about the demise of creativity in the UK, particularly the impact of the EBacc on the Arts in education and how that might affect the general Arts scene of the … Continue reading

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The Robert Cohan Lecture: What Matters?

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Readers may have noticed our tweets from the lunchtime lecture at The Place yesterday – the inaugural annual Cohan Lecture which was given by Robert Cohan himself. After a brief opening address Mr Cohan took part in a conversation with … Continue reading

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Sir Ken Robinson’s “Creative Schools”: Some Preliminary Thoughts

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Before publishing our thoughts on Sir Ken Robinson’s latest book “Creative Schools: Revolutionising Education from the Ground Up”, we’ll make a brief comment on education bloggers and their opinions. Anybody who goes to the trouble to write at length about … Continue reading

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Aspiration and Education

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The general election is over but politics returns to business as usual as we now go through five more years of Conservative government. Educators, including ourselves, will continue to press for changes to policy and practice, particularly in relation to … Continue reading

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Creative Schools: “We need to call time on exam-factory education”

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“The shadow secretary of state salutes Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica’s powerful manifesto which opposes standardised testing and calls for a more inspirational approach to teaching” – The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/23/creative-schools-revolutionising-education-from-the-ground-up-ken-robinson-lou-aronica-review This post is a 3Di review of a book review. … Continue reading

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How Can We Teach Creativity?

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What is creativity? Can it be taught? Can you teach teachers how to teach creativity? Or is creativity something that’s intrinsic – either you are creative or you’re not? As a child, I couldn’t draw. As an adult I’m relatively … Continue reading

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