Creativity & the Curriculum
Creativity is an innate capacity within all of us, but it needs actively nurturing. This module explores the benefits of introducing creativity into your practices and how your own creativity can be harnessed to shape the capacity, ability and practices of others.
How will you learn?
Activate and engage your innate creativity through an exploration shaped by the question: How can we enact our innate creativity to shape the curriculum and it's impact upon learners?
Each component, presented as a video, enables you to pause and revisit your learning as and when you want. We invite you to share your thoughts, ideas and beliefs with others undertaking this module through our Cymbrogi Companions Network
What will you achieve?
In this Module you’ll explore the benefits of introducing creativity into your curriculum; you’ll develop confidence in being more creative in your teaching; and you’ll feel more confident in your ability to design and implement a curriculum with a rich variety of creative learning experiences to equip your pupils for the future.
This module has been designed as the first stage in a four part process of Understand - Explore - Materialise - Reflect.
Stage Two, Explore (Available in early Spring 2021), provides a hands on opportunity to develop and practice your creativity.
A range of Electives have been developed to provide you with additional opportunities to go deeper into the concepts and content covered within the Module.
Electives include mini-modules, additional linked resources and learning materials.
The Module in Context
This Module is one of four online modules which form Stage 1 (Understand) of the Cymbrogi Companions Learning Journey.
Additional modules include Owning your Well-being, Towards a Sustainable and Circular Future, and Learn to Collaborate, Collaborate to Learn.
Completion of this module will earn you 1 Cymbrogi Micro-Credit. 3 Micro-Credits enable access to Stage Two - Four (Explore, Materialise, Reflect).
Access through Upgrade | Engagement ~ 1-2 hours | Live Q&A | Network Support | 1 micro-credit
Welcome to the Module
On completion of this Module you will gain access to the following elective mini-modules:
Teaching Creatively and Teaching for Creativity : the Welsh Context - by Mathew Jones
This elective explores the nature of teaching creatively and the teaching of creativity. The video draws on Mathews expertise as a practitioner and situates the exploration of this theme within the Welsh context, particularly in light of the new Curriculum for Wales.
Approaches to Curriculum Design: a concept driven approach - by Rob Gratton
This elective explores the nature of a concept driven approach to curriculum design and delivery. The future is uncertain but concepts are enduring, so why not build your curriculum around them.
Cymbrogi Futures: Ideas for Teaching Creatively - by Mathew Jones
This resource is packed full of ideas to introduce creativity into your curriculum and daily practices as a practitioner.
Approaches to Curriculum Design: the EIPA approach to lesson design - by Rob Gratton
This elective explores the EIPA (Engage, Instruct, Practice, Apply) methodology for lesson design; a tried and tested method for a creative pedagogy.
The Power of Storytelling - by Phil Okwedy
This elective explores the power of storytelling, the role it can play within the classroom and within your own lives as a tool for well-being.
Creative approaches to Literacy within the Curriculum
This elective gives you access to a number of resources and ideas for developing literacy as part of a creative curriculum.
Creative approaches to Numeracy within the Curriculum
This elective gives you access to a number of resources and ideas for developing numeracy as part of a creative curriculum.
Literacy and Numeracy in the wild
An exploration of how we can use the great outdoors creatively to develop literacy and numeracy skills.
Teaching Creatively and Teaching for Creativity: Distinctions and Relationships
This article explores the nature of creativity within educational practice. This article was written by Bob Jeffrey and Anna Craft of the Open University (2004).
Who will you learn with?
Al Brunker, is a trainer, performance poet and recovering lawyer. Al is founder of Let’s Do This Limited, running training courses in creative thinking for a range of third sector and corporate clients. For over 20 years, Al has worked with charities such as the Prince's Trust and YMCA, and delivered communication workshops for students in over 200 state secondary schools.
People, Place, Purpose
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