We are excited to announce that Creative Thinking in Schools by Bill Lucas, Ellen Spencer, Louise Stoll, Di Fisher-Naylor, Sian James, Nia Richards and Katy Milne is now available!
Written by an internationally renowned team of thought-leaders, researchers, writers and facilitators, Creative Thinking in Schools: A Leadership Playbook is a practical and interactive guide that draws together understanding about school leadership with a deep experience of cultivating creative thinking in all aspects of school life and promoting creative learning habits in the classroom.
This leadership playbook has been published to coincide with the global release of the first PISA test results on creative thinking, the Creativity Collaboratives under way in England and the growing importance of creative thinking in countries across the world. Creative Thinking in Schools focuses on how school leaders can create capacity among their staff to embed creative thinking in every aspect of school life. It offers a framework for improving creative thinking based on the widely used Five Creative Habits model developed by the Centre for Real-World Learning. The framework focuses on developing learners who are inquisitive, persistent, collaborative, disciplined and imaginative.
Underpinned by research and analysis of practice in hundreds of schools across the world, and more recently by an in-depth study of fifty schools in England, Creative Thinking in Schools provides a range of accessible resources, planning tools and practical examples. These support leaders to reflect on their core purposes, understand the changes needed to embed creative thinking, develop leaders across their staff, facilitate the development of their teachers, plan, teach and assess creative thinking, and work with external partners, all the while developing a vibrant professional learning community.
Suitable for school leaders and policy makers who see creative thinking as a core purpose of education.
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