Creative Assessment, Creative Learning

Formative assessment, critical and creative thinking skills for whole-school improvement

Creative thinking and learning doesn’t just happen, and it can’t be planned to perfection. The teacher skill is part of the equation in the success of any creative learning, but so, too, is the capacity of every learner to understanding where they have been on their learning journey, where they are now, and how this feeds into what they’re going to learn next.

The content of this programme is delivered over one year through five School Conference days, for all staff: a mix of inspiring keynotes from the NoTosh team, hands-on workshops and action-planning.

What are the blocks to creative thinking and learning? A creativity audit.

Understanding how we can increase creativity through self-, peer- and teacher-assessment with research from the worlds of lateral thinking, metacognition and design.

Learning how to ask (and stimulate) great questions

No matter what curriculum you follow, what planning you do, questioning underpins great learning: classrooms need structures and tactics that encourage great questioning from children and their teachers.

The Role of the Teacher: strategies for planning and feedback

Student-led learning needs a crucial ingredient to succeed: the teacher. We will share the in-class tactics and whole-school strategies that enable teachers to provide regular, manageable but effective feedback to every student.

The Role of the Learner: practical strategies to empower children

Together we will explore some tactics and whole-school strategies that empower learners to move away from spoon-feeding and the need for a grade to tell them how well they’re doing.

Tapping the emotional journey of learning

By looking at strategies that tap into the emotion of their learning, we are able to help young people better articulate their learning journey for themselves, and for others.

Ewan McIntosh
March 05, 2013