Educating for Creativity

Bringing creativity into mainstream educational practice has become a mantra among educators. But what does creative practice in education really look like? Take a journey around the globe with educator and artist Robert Kelly to witness innovative creative practice in action, with examples from early childhood to post-secondary levels.

Through stories and real-life examples, discover the techniques of global leaders in creativity and design thinking, including India's Riverside School, Denmark’s Kaospilots, and San Francisco's Brightworks. Educating for Creativity provides a theoretical framework for creative practice and creative development alongside a practical exploration of how to make creativity in education work from pioneers in the field.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Educating for Creativity 1
Preface 6
Acknowledgements 8
1. Educating for creativity 9
2. Creativity in teacher education 31
3. The arc, learning by making and learning by inventing 47
4. A change agency for creative minds 61
5. Designing education: A conversation with Larry Rosenstock 81
+. Creating the feeling of collaboration: The art of ensembling 95
6. Design thinking for change 102
7. The Mobius strip and the creative community 121
8. Creative thinking, creative doing: Culture, thinking and learning for creativity 139
9. Rules of the playground 155
+ The global influence of Reggio Emilia inspiration 167
10. A learning community that supports creativity 178
11. Design doing: Putting thinking into practice 192
12. Innovation through science and design 214
13. Developing creative confidence in educators through design thinking 230
+ The essential role of metaphorical thinking in creative practice 240
14. Creativity for a good life 246
15. Creativity across Diverse Classroom Settings 258
16. Creative Schools Partnership: Creative Education on a Large Scale 274
17. More Creativity 306
Afterword 319
Glossary 322
School Websites 327
About the Editor 328