How can we develop creative capacities in learners, teachers and schools?
As part of the RSA’s mission to close creativity gaps in learning, we’re publishing a summary of a report - originally written for the US-based Roosevelt Institute - to help bring both rigour and pragmatism to the ever-contested debates on creativity and schools.
- Provides a situational analysis, summarising the evidence and exploring the complications and key questions that need addressing;
- Offers a working definition of creativity and creative capacities;
- Suggests 12 design principles that aim to support schools in taking the next steps in their creative journeys;
- Uses these principles to describe how the RSA’s Family of Academies are aiming to give their pupils, teachers and communities the power to create; and
- Describes how you or your school could get involved in our programmes.
Over the next few years, the RSA aims to build a broad, global ‘creative community with a cause’; discovering new approaches and transforming attitudes to learning so that everyone, regardless of age or background, is empowered to generate new ideas and make them happen. Join us.
Please complete the form below to download our report and the 12 design principles
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Bill Lucas and Ellen Spencer of the Centre for Real-World Learning at the University of Winchester explore the true purpose of education
Anthony Painter explains the key research and findings of our first Power to Create paper - The new digital learning age: how we can enable social mobility through technology.