Creativity in the Classroom

The RSA report ‘Giving Schools the Power to Create’ argues that it is essential that we empower young people to turn their ideas into action and their aspirations into reality and that schools should be developing the creative capacities of both their learners and educators to achieve this.

Based on this, Roisin Ellison, co-author of the report and RSA Academies Programme Coordinator, wrote a blog for Barclays LifeSkills outlining six ways (listed below) in which teachers can bring the lessons from the report to life in the classroom:

  1. Develop ‘design thinking’, both for students and staff
  2. Stay level-headed about technology
  3. Make it REAL with creative project-based learning
  4. Love your subject, and foster powerful knowledge
  5. Measure what you value
  6. Don’t go it alone!

Read the blog to find out more about each one, including links to examples and resources.