Giving schools the power to create - RSA

Giving schools the power to create

Blog 2 Comments

  • Education
  • Schools
  • Teaching

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. 

The summary:

  • 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


Join RSA’s Innovation Educators Network

Could your school be even more creative? Take our quiz...


Join the discussion


Please login to post a comment or reply

Don't have an account? Click here to register.

  • A brilliant report. Lots of ideas to use thank you. 

  • Thank you Joe and team .. now, more then ever, there is an urgent need to develop innovative and creative approaches to learning and teaching .. to place the development of creative capacities at the heart of a more compassionate education for children and young people, one that raises the aspirations and engagement of all learners.