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Unleashing Creativity in the classroom

August 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm


A three-day program with Kelvin Sparks, designed to help teachers and school leaders develop a culture of promoting creativity within their schools.
(A 2-day workshop followed up by a 1-day workshop)

There is widespread agreement in political, business and scientific circles that the problems facing us in an uncertain future will need greater numbers of creative problem solvers, while an increasingly specialised marketplace will need greater numbers of creative entrepreneurs. Sir Ken Robinson has called for schools to take a greater role in developing creativity whilst Yong Zhao is globally recognised for his claim that schools can meet the need for creative and entrepreneurial learners.

However, there seems to be a lack of advice on how to actually promote greater creativity within a school context. In fact, the very systems and routines that are essential to the smooth running of schools can render them resistant to creative initiatives

This 3-day program provides teachers with practical strategies and activities for unleashing creativity in their classrooms. Literacy and Numeracy emerge as key areas for an infusion of creative practices. Science, design technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, even PE, all benefit from an opening to creative impulses.

Who should attend?

The program will be particularly useful for teachers and school leaders in the primary and middle years.

Learning Goals

  • Practical Strategies for unleashing creativity across the curriculum
  • The ability to structure¬†activities that invite creativity
  • The ability to transform existing learning plans to allow for greater creativity
  • How to recognise and fashion learning environments that invite and promote creativity
  • Understand how creative learning leads to greater student engagement
  • See how creativity relates to innovation

AiTSL standards addressed in this workshop:

  • 1.1.4 Lead Standard – Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
  • 3.6.3 Highly Accomplished Standard – Evaluate and improve teaching programs
  • 6.2.3 Highly Accomplished Standard – Engage in professional learning and improve practice
  • 6.3.3 Highly Accomplished Standard – Engage with colleagues and improve practice

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August 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am
November 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm


Kelvin Sparks


The Hartley Institute
54 Capper Street
Kent Town , South Australia Australia
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