An approach that also helps children to collaborate and listen, challenge and discover, fail and grow, think and reflect. The three R’s are still important; it’s just that there is more than one way of helping students achieve them.
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In low socioeconomic areas this issue might be particularly marked. Research shows that creativity can help ease or eliminate that difficulty, and increase academic achievement for students.
These partnerships address a priority learning area—mathematics, HASS or science—and employ creative strategies for teaching the Western Australia curriculum.
The school is in a multicultural area where many families have some socioeconomic disadvantage. The children say: “we do lots of discovering!” Teachers say: “students’ willingness to try something challenging is now so much better than before.” The parents say: “my son was proud … really happy.”
FORM developed Creative Schools for Western Australia in partnership with Culture & Creativity in Education, a global organisation dedicated to transforming the learning experience of children to prepare them for the opportunities and careers of the twenty-first century.