Creative Schools THe grassroots revolution That's transforming education

Robinson, K., & Aronica, L. (2015). Creative School: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education. New York: Viking.
Part 1: Review
Back to Basic
  • A school in desperate need of reform—not the kind of reform that comes from state mandates or federal standards, but the kind that comes from the ground up when you truly understand your students and your educators.
Changing Metaphors
  • We need a change in how we think about and do school- a shift from the old industrial model to one based on entirely different principles and practices. People do not come in standard sizes or shapes, nor do their abilities and personalities. We need to see how the system is failing and how it can be transformed.
Changing School
  • The fundamental purpose of education is to help students learn. Doing that is the role of the teacher. The heart of education is the relationship between the student and the teacher. Everything else depends on how productive and successful that relationship is.
Chapter 4: Natural Born Learner
Children are natural born learner.
Whose Problem Is This?

System.

How to solve the problem?
  • First, all students have great natural abilities.
  • Second, the key to developing them is to move beyond the narrow confines of academicism and conformity to systems that are personalized to the real abilities of every student.
Personalization
  • Recognizing that intelligence is diverse and multifaceted
  • Enabling students to pursue their particular interests and strengths
  • Adapting the schedule to the different rates at which students learn
  • Assessing students in ways that support their personal progress and achievement
Chapter 5: The Art of Teaching
What are Teacher for? Inspiring students to learn.
If children are natural learners, why do they need teachers at all?
  • Good teachers create the conditions for learning,but they are not always in control of these conditions.
  • The art of teaching: In practice, teachers in all disciplines usually do—and should—use a wide repertory of approaches, sometimes teaching facts and information through direct instruction, sometimes facilitating exploratory group activities and projects.
  • To achieve the balance between traditional and progressive methods of teaching and learning, expert teachers fulfill four main roles: they engage, enable, expect, and empower.
How to teach?
  • The classroom should not be about direct instruction. e.g.Flipped Classroom— Khan Academy
  • Creative Teaching: Definition
  • Teachers do need to have dual passions: a passion for a particular discipline and a passion for sharing their enthusiasm with children.
  • To teach as entertainment. e.g. AsapSCIENCE
  • Learning to teach.
Chapter Six: What’s Worth Knowing?
  • What Is the Curriculum For? If the schedule is flexible and more personalized, it is more likely to facilitate the kind of dynamic curriculum that students now need.
  • It’s useful to think of the curriculum in terms of structure, content, mode, and ethos.

- structure

-content

- mode

- ethos

Where to Begin?

The proper starting point is to ask what students should know and be able to do as a result of their education. This question has led to various attempts to reframe the curriculum in terms of competencies.

  • CURIOSITY—THE ABILITY TO ASK QUESTIONS AND EXPLORE HOW THE WORLD WORKS
  • CREATIVITY—THE ABILITY TO GENERATE NEW IDEAS AND TO APPLY THEM IN PRACTICE
  • CRITICISM—THE ABILITY TO ANALYZE INFORMATION AND IDEAS AND TO FORM REASONED ARGUMENTS AND JUDGMENTS
  • COMMUNICATION—THE ABILITY TO EXPRESS THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS CLEARLY AND CONFIDENTLY IN A RANGE OF MEDIA AND FORMS
  • COLLABORATION—THE ABILITY TO WORK CONSTRUCTIVELY WITH OTHERS
  • COMPASSION—THE ABILITY TO EMPATHIZE WITH OTHERS AND TO ACT ACCORDINGLY
  • COMPOSURE—THE ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH THE INNER LIFE OF FEELING AND DEVELOP A SENSE OF PERSONAL HARMONY AND BALANCE
  • CITIZENSHIP—THE ABILITY TO ENGAGE CONSTRUCTIVELY WITH SOCIETY AND TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCESSES THAT SUSTAIN IT

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