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The 13 most innovative schools in the world

Ørestad Gymnasium. Copenhagen, Denmark. The school in a cube.<p>Mathias Eis Schultz<p>Ørestad Gymnasium is one giant classroom, where 358 high school students learn in an expansive glass cube — a "gymnasium," as parts of Europe still call secondary schools — to avoid traditional instruction.<p>By …

School uniform doesn’t stifle creative expression... it positively encourages it

Learning to get around rules without technically breaking is a life skill that’s useful to pick up at an early age<p>Most mornings on the way to work I pass students flowing out of Fulham Broadway tube station en route to the London Oratory School. They are an assorted bunch. Some seem more confident …

Bill Clinton

Study Shows We Are Born Creative Geniuses But The ‘Education’ System Dumbs Us Down

<b>“You are more powerful than you know and they fear the day you discover it!”</b><p><b>Truth</b><p>I remember listening to a talk by Sir Ken Robinson several years …

Everyone is born creative, but it is educated out of us at school

Businesses urgently need innovative people, so we must dispel the myth that creativity is something mysterious that cannot be encouraged<p>Whenever I hear the phrase “creative industries” I’m always surprised. I ask myself, are there any uncreative industries? If so, how do they survive? Why aren’t …

Creativity

'One-size fits all curriculum will force creative subjects out of schools'

It is essential that the arts be given equal visibility in our schools, the proposed Ebacc will squeeze out any creativity, writes Deborah Annetts<p>On the face of it, this Government supports the arts.<p>They protected investment in Arts Council England, they confirmed their commitment to music …

It's a Project-Based World. Let's Prepare Students for It

<i>By Bonnie Lathram, Bob Lenz and Tom Vander Ark</i><p>As millions of students head back to school this coming year, we hope students are engaged in …

Pedagogy

Giving Teachers The Freedom To Fail

<i>By Julie Keane, Director of Research and Evaluation, VIF International Education</i><p>Ongoing, embedded professional development is critical to developing …

Pedagogy

Creativity Requires A Culture That Respects Effort And Failure

As business continues to drive positive change in the world, creativity is an increasingly essential part of organizational success. Encouraging creativity is a vital function of good leadership in any organization.<p>Recent trends affirm the need and desire for creativity in the workplace. More and …

Patience, creativity required to find top CEO talent for university start-ups

People involved in nurturing university start-ups will tell you the toughest challenge they face is finding capable talent to come in and take the …