An innovative approach to the art of learning in schools

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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Some students have difficulty learning or even just being in class

In low socio-economic areas this issue might be particularly marked. Research shows that creativity might be able to help ease or eliminate that difficulty, or increase achievement for those students who can already cope well.

Creative Schools trains and partners teachers with artists (who could be dancers, painters, musicians or writers) to help children learn

These partnerships address a priority learning area—mathematics, HASS or science—and employ creative ways of teaching the curriculum; ways that make children solve problems by using their imagination or by making things.

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“Is it art or is it maths or is it both?”  How Creative Schools has started to transform learning at a Perth primary school

the school is in a multi-cultural area where many families have some socio-economic 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”

Backed by international research and expertise

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.

Creative Schools is being rolled out in more Western Australian schools during 2019.

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