#UKEdChat Session 466: The opportunities to be creative within the education system appear to have diminished, as the drive towards targets takes a priority. Yet, there are opportunities to be creative and, as teachers, we need to think creatively to support our students towards success. Indeed, our students need to be creative within their own learning, developing creative strategies to support their revision, expertise and knowledge.
Following the online poll, this #UKEdChat Twitter session explored whether (or how) creativity has a place in education, and what school-leaders, teachers and students can do to be creative in teaching and learning. The session asked:
- In your opinion, how important is creativity in modern-day education? Why?
- How would you define creativity within your (a) classroom, (b) department, (c) school?
- What would creativity have looked like in your classroom ten years ago? What has changed?
- What opportunities are there within your setting to develop creative thinking? Is it important to do so?
- Let’s talk about creative teaching…How creative are you as a teacher, in terms of (a) planning, (b) teaching, and (c) marking and feedback?
- What creative approaches to learning do you encourage in your students?
- In your opinion, what are the greatest factors in stifling creativity?
- What are the most creative approaches to T&L you have observed?