Making space in our schools for children to develop their creativity

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Nurturing creativity is a key focus of twenty-first century educational and employment discourses here and around the world. However we believe secondary school teachers in Australia are frustrated in their efforts to develop creative and critical thinkers who are ready for employment in the 21st century.

Crowded curriculums and high-stakes testing make it difficult for our teachers to nurture experimental dispositions in students that are so necessary for them to join creative and innovative endeavours.

In this blog post we look at what is happening and offer some strategies teachers might use to negotiate the complexities of teaching students to be creative and innovative in classrooms today.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationEduResearch Matters
PublisherAustralian Association for Research in Education
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2018


  • creative futures
  • creativity and innovation
  • critical thinking
  • nurturing creative and critical skills in schools
  • strategies for nurturing experimental dispositions in children
  • thirdspace

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