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The creative curriculum, or is it?

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The creative curriculum, or is it?
This theme based curriculum, also known as the creative curriculum, followed the work of Jim Rose and his independent review of the Primary Curriculum in the form of the Rose Review.

How is the creative curriculum implemented in schools?
What is cornerstones?
Is it beneficial?
Can a curriculum be truly creative?
Cornerstones Education make it their mission to help schools create a vibrant and creative curriculum that puts children at its heart.
What is a curriculum?
Curriculum is a body of knowledge, content and/or subjects. Education in this sense, is the process by which these are transmitted or ‘delivered’ to students by the most effective methods that can be devised (Blenkin et al 1992: 23)
How did the creative curriculum evolve?
What is creativity?
A thematic approach to teaching and learning designed to support children’s natural curiosity and stimulate their creativity. It offers children the opportunity to work in depth, giving them the time they need to reflect, consolidate and transfer their learning.

What is the creative curriculum?
“If you're not prepared to be wrong,
you'll never come up with anything
“Curiosity is the engine
of achievement.”
Creativity is as
important as literacy
Sir Ken Robinson
"Inspectors must not give the impression that Ofsted favours a particular teaching style"
OfSted, 2014
Aims and objectives
To give a brief overview of the creative curriculum and its historical context
To critically reflect on and analyse the creative curriculum whilst considering a range of perspectives and theoretical viewpoints
To evaluate the impact of this initiative on teachers and pupils
The process of having original ideas that have value
Sir Ken Robinson, 2006
My SE3 school
Is creativity beyond definition?
Relating to or involving the use of the imagination or original ideas to create something
Oxford Dictionary, 2014
Creativity is the courage to create
Rollo May, 1994
What do OfSted say?
'The improved curriculum is contributing positively to raising achievement, for example, through ensuring that boys are better engaged in their writing. Topics such as 'off with her head' and 'champions' have served well to motivate and raise standards in writing.'
The curriculum is good. It engages pupils creatively, develops their skills and uses challenge and questioning to sustain their learning.
'The stimulating curriculum promotes a love of learning in all pupils and has an outstanding impact on their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
There are many activities which help pupils to see the links between subjects and to develop and apply important skills, including teamwork and writing.
'Pupils enjoy their learning and achieve well overall.
Parents and carers describe the curriculum as ‘stimulating and enjoyable’.
What is the impact on the children?
What is the impact on the teacher?
How does it impact the school?
What next?
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