The pilot study called ‘Building the Future: Creativity and Playful Learning in the classroom’ offers five key recommendations:
1. Enable teachers to lead and facilitate more progressive approaches to STEM lessons to allow for more playful, creative and hands-on learning.
2. Embed opportunities for hands-on learning throughout the curriculum to ensure that students of all abilities have the chance to learn by doing.
3. Creativity should not be regarded as a ‘nice to have’ and restricted to arts subjects, but as fundamental to successful teaching and learning in STEM and other subjects.
4. Ensure that non subject-specific skills for the future such as communication, problem solving and critical thinking are integrated throughout the curriculum.
5. Creative approaches towards teaching and learning should be given more credit than they are given now when inspecting and evaluating school performance.
By sharing these findings we hope to inspire and engage others to rally behind educators to transform learning so that it becomes a more relevant, engaging and successful experience for every student as we prepare them for their future.
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