What stops creativity in the classroom?
November 25, 2012 in Uncategorized
Steve Wheeler is associate professor in information and computer technology in the school of education at Plymouth University in the UK. He also blogs a lot about education and is worth following. This recent post caught my eye as it discusses the idea of being imaginative in the classroom. I quote:
Teaching is a performance, and those who are creative are constantly able to reinvent lessons, resources and spaces. Creative teachers tend not to worry too much about barriers or constraints, but are constantly seeking solutions and new ways to do things, to improve and enhance learning. Too often, teachers and learners are constrained by their environment, time, school culture, legislation or simply not having access to appropriate resources. Probably the worst barrier to good teaching and learning though, turns out to be lack of imagination.