Creative Learning – a necessity not an option
In January 2015, Dr Julie Robson and Teya Dusseldorp authored a paper that explores exactly what creative learning is, why it is so powerful and how it brings significant and impactful change to education.With such a broad title, creative learning can take many forms and respond to all kinds of learners and situations. This article offers an international perspective on the main tenets of creative learning and cites local examples and successful case studies from around Australia.
As well as providing a policy and practice account of Australia’s creative learning landscape, this paper draws on current research to highlight the values, benefits and innovations in this game-changing approach to teaching and learning.
The role that creativity can collectively play in transforming students’ learning more broadly is only just beginning to be realised and celebrated.
Creative Learning: A Necessity, not an Option
Creative Learning is active learning, which is why it is so successful at building student engagement. It recognises that we all learn in different ways and that learning can be collaborative and social. And because it offers wider strategies for skilling and achievement, Creative Learning equalises the playing field, reaching out to those who have been disaffected from education.