Creativity is a buzz-word in education right now, but it is still seen mainly as the domain of the creative arts. This book shows how creativity can be an approach to and ethos for every aspect of school life and management and all subject areas.
Developing a school which enables the students to realise their creative potential is an immense challenge. There is no single formula for transforming a school into an environment which nurtures and develops the creativity of them all, but this book explores some of the practical steps schools can take. Rooted in theory as well as practice, it examines organisation, leadership, approaches to teaching and learning, curriculum design, assessment for learning, professional development and the importance and effectiveness of genuine partnerships. The case studies of successful practice are inspiring. The authors also share some of the pitfalls, challenges, and barriers to creativity they have encountered and offer practical guidance.