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ERIC Number: ED539966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Emerging Good Practice in Promoting Creativity
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
The National Priorities, published in 2001, highlight important outcomes of education in Scotland. National Priority 5 sets a clear expectation that teachers will "encourage creativity and ambition" in their pupils. "A Curriculum for Excellence" also stresses that pupils need to be able to "think creatively and independently" to become "successful learners." In implementing the National Priorities, many schools have responded enthusiastically to the idea of promoting creativity. They have engaged in imaginative and wide-ranging practices to promote and develop creativity in learners and teachers. However, at the same time many teachers have been concerned by a lack of clarity about what creativity means and remain uncertain about the best ways to promote it. Schools and education authorities have also struggled to know how to evaluate their success in promoting creativity and have been unsure about what might be considered as evidence of that success. In response to a request from the Scottish Executive Education Department, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) has gathered evidence to: (1) identify and analyse emerging good practice in promoting creativity; and (2) provide advice on a range of issues related to creativity including learning and teaching, assessment, and current practice in evaluating success in promoting creativity. This report is based on evidence from inspections of pre-school centres, primary and secondary schools, and community learning and development (CLD). This report focuses on emerging strengths and seeks to identify the positive features of emerging practices in developing learners' creativity. A list of Useful Links are appended. (Contains 10 footnotes.)
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. Denholm House Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA, UK. Tel: +44-014-1282-5000; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)