Category Archives: Creativity

Guidance, information and links about creativity in schools.

Drawing ideas

Just noting a new resource from Paul Carney an ebook ‘Contempory Drawing Practice‘. As always with Paul’s work it is rooted in his own classroom practice and informed by a passion for the subject and years of experience as a teacher, artist … Continue reading

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The Draft National Curriculum translated

The draft national curriculum for art and design is not really very good. So here is an attempt to interpret it. In truth it need not stop you doing what you want and it does contain, hidden within it, a … Continue reading

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Book, Paper, Sculpture

Su Blackwell is leading an NSEAD CPD course 2p – 6pm at Marylebone School, London on 5th June. I love her work.

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Applied Imagination

A good way to start the new year. I had not seen this presentation by Ken Robinson in which he speaks directly to us (teachers, educators). Its a reprise of ‘All Our Futures’ bringing the arguments of the last 10 … Continue reading

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The Dalai Lama and Mr Gove or Discovering Talent and Passion

Only Ken Robinson could put the Dalai Lama and Michael Gove in the same talk (making a point about knowing your own limitations – one does and the other doesn’t, but you have to watch.) This is another classic Ken … Continue reading

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Making a Mark: with luck.

I am just reading Making a Mark (HMI March 2012) which is the latest report about art education in England by my old friend and colleague Ian (otherwise known as HMI). Click here for a copy. It is so overwhelmingly sensible … Continue reading

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Creativity, Culture and Education remember that?

This is just a quick post as a reminder of the really useful report published by Ken Robinson in 1999 ‘All Our Futures’. I had forgotten that I had a PDF of this report – long since out of print … Continue reading

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Cultural Education in England

It is always important not to confuse a profusion of platitudes with intelligence. The (Henley) report ‘Cultural Education in England’ repeats many well-meaning and worthy principles and, of course, it is to be welcomed. There are some genuinely valuable insights … Continue reading

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We Can All Join In

Sir Ken Robinson provides the closing statement for the LWF 12 conference under the theme “leading a learning revolution”. In this reflective summary he argues that revolutions don’t come from the top but are ground up movements of people with … Continue reading

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Ken Robinson explains what Mr Gove fails to understand

Sir Ken Robinson presents a deeply intelligent and comprehensive view of the purposes, context and future of education which goes so much further than the e-Bac and Oxbridge. It is  presented as part of the Learning Without Frontiers programme which … Continue reading

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