Why creative learning matters

 
Research
  Learning: creative approaches that raise standards - Ofsted (2010)

This survey evaluates how 44 schools used creative approaches to learning that encouraged pupils to be questioning, imaginative and open to possibilities and to reflect critically on the effect of ideas and actions.

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Research
 
Art and Happiness: New research indicates 4 out of 6 happiest activities are arts-related by Clayton Lord

Mappiness: Using a free app for iPhones, George MacKerron from the London School of Economics mapped happiness levels associated with various activities and found that 4 out of 6 happiest activities are arts-related.

2011 View website
Music training enhances children’s verbal intelligence by Moreno, Bialystok, Barac, Schellenberg, Cepeda and Chau, Rotman Research Institute

Researchers compared the effects of music and visual art training programs on preschool children and found that after 20 days of training, 90% of children in the music group exhibited enhanced verbal intelligence, and none in the visual arts group.

2011 View website
The impact of creative curriculum models on student enjoyment and achievement - Action Research at St Mark's Academy by Olivia Douse

The performing arts based project run at the academy demonstrates that working in a cross-curricular and creative way has a positive impact on student enjoyment and achievement. The project not only enabled students to make significant progress in their chosen art form but it also improved their personal and social skills.

2011 Download PDF
 
RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms

An inspiring RSA Animate taken from a speech given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson.

2010 View video
Sir Ken Robinson on TED.com

Bring on the learning revolution!

2010 View video
Learning: creative approaches that raise standards – Ofsted

This survey evaluates how 44 schools used creative approaches to learning that encouraged pupils to be questioning, imaginative and open to possibilities and to reflect critically on the effect of ideas and actions.

2010 Download PDF
 
Jim Rose's Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum

This is the final report of the Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum that the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families invited Sir Jim Rose to undertake in January 2008.

2009 Download PDF
 
Children, their World, their Education: final report and recommendations – The Cambridge Primary Review

Since October 2006, with the support of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Cambridge Primary Review has been investigating the condition and future of primary education in England. Introducing the Cambridge Primary Review.

2009 Download PDF
 
Tim Brown on TED:

The powerful link between creativity and play.

2008 View video
Robinson report

All our Futures: Creativity, Culture & Education. London, DfEE.

1999 Download PDF
 
 
Culture And Education
 
ImagineNation - A case for Cultural Learning

The Cultural Learning Alliance sets out how and why the arts and heritage have the power to transform the lives of children and young people. They argue here that the knowledge, skills and experience made possible by the performing and visual arts are essential to young people’s development.

2011 Download PDF
 
The genius of natural childhood by Sally Goddard Blythe

New book claims that 'signature' melodies and inflections of traditional rhymes prepare children's brains for language

2011 View website
Thinkpiece

RSA Chief Executive Matthew Taylor sets out a vision of education in the 21st Century.

2009 Download PDF
 
Culture and Creative Learning by Ken Jones, Keele University

The idea of culture as it has permeated policy-making, public debate, practices in schools and academic writing

2009 Download PDF
 
Changing Young Lives

The impact of Creative Partnerships

2009 Download PDF
 
Schools Case Studies

A variety of different case studies that show the positive effects of the Creative Partnerships programme in a selection of the schools in which they work.

2009 Download PDF
 
Creative Learning Essays

On creative learning

2008 Download PDF
 
Arts in Education & Creativity by Mike Fleming, Durham University

A historical and theoretical overview of arts education, its place in the English curriculum and its relationship with creative learning and creativity education.

2008 Download PDF
 
The Visual in Learning and Creativity by Carey Jewitt, University of London

A historical and theoretical overview of the ‘turn to the visual’ in late modern society.

2008 Download PDF
 
Consulting Young People by Sara Bragg, Open University

How and why young learners should be listened to in a way that unleashes their creativity and generates genuine dialogue and collaboration.

2007 Download PDF
 
Rhetorics of Creativity by Shakuntala Banaji & Andrew Burn, Institute of Educations, London

An important and original report that surveys the core concept of creativity.

2006 Download PDF
 
 
 
 
Press
 
 

Our work with Artis has proved what a positive effect the creative element can have on enhancing language development

  Nick Hague, Headteacher, Jubilee Primary, in Guardian Professional


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