We help improve the creative capacities of learners, from early years to old age, through designing new approaches to teaching.
We help the development of reflective educators through supporting design thinking, disciplined inquiry and innovation.
We work with schools and leaders within the education system to build capacity for innovation.
The RSA believes in both the intrinsic value of arts and cultural engagement in education and in its potential to reduce barriers to children’s learning and engagement. In an environment of high-stakes accountability and ...
The aim of Cities of Learning is to engage all in learning, most particularly those for whom traditional forms of learning are proving to be disengaging.
In the face of increased pressure to improve schooling across the UK, we are working with schools, colleges and local authorities to help create a more coherent and unified system.
This Commission examined the implications of the 'mass academisation' of state schools and the impact this might have on educational outcomes, to develop a practical but compelling vision for the future of UK academisation. ...
Young people are giving back more to society than adults might expect: but why must we ensure all young people are benefiting from participation in social action?
When building cultural capital is seen as a good thing, why does a knowledge-based curriculum get a drubbing from arts educators?
New Department for Education data on school exclusions, released last week, shows a sharp rise in exclusions in the academic year 2016/17, with a 15% increase in permanent exclusions compared with 2015/16. What else can we ...
Dr Brenda Watson FRSA argues that the reality does not connect well with Matthew Taylor's four key reforms to education and suggests what can be done.
How do young people engage in social action, and why? Our report explores what encourages young people to take action and why it is of benefit for them and their communities.
In this landmark new essay, Julian Astle calls time on the ‘education-by-numbers’ game and urges teachers, governors, regulators and policy-makers to join us in a movement to get schools focused on education’s higher purposes. ...
Learning About Culture is the RSA’s largest ever programme of action research in education.
The challenges and opportunities facing school governors and governing boards in a rapidly changing educational environment.