Creativity in the School Community – what does it look like?
When people in the school community are being creative they are likely to:
|Question and challenge||Creative people are curious, question and challenge, and don’t necessarily follow the rules|
|Make connections and see relationships||Creative people think laterally and make associations between things that are not usually connected|
|Envision what might be||They imagine, see possibilities, and ask ‘what if?’ They picture alternatives, and look at things from different view points|
|Explore ideas and options||Creative people play with ideas, try alternatives and fresh approaches, keep open minds and modify their ideas to achieve creative results|
|Reflect critically on ideas, actions and outcomes||They review progress, invite and use feedback, criticise constructively and make perceptive observations|
To encourage the above is likely to require a change in the way schools are run, the way teachers teach and the way pupils learn.
Individual teachers can have a huge influence on encouraging students to be creative (see Appendix 3) but for creativity to flourish it needs to be built into the whole school ethos. This is the domain of the principal and other school leaders.
Taken form Fluirse’s Summer Course FSC1708 Characteristic Management Skills for School Leaders.
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Originally posted on June 9th 2017