Creative Learning

CREATIVE LEARNING AND TEACHING– DRAMA FOR LEARNING, FOR INSTANCE USING MANTLE
OF THE EXPERT AND NARRATIVE IMMERSIONS; THINKING SKILLS THROUGH P4C, CREATIVE
ENQUIRY AND MINDFULNESS; ENRICHING LITERACY ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

We know that outstanding teaching is the key to outstanding learning, and outstanding teachers are those that can engage their learners. Creative approaches provide the richest opportunities for learners to find their own way in to learning, to discover the relevant human context for their learning. Rebecca has immense expertise in building experiences that use the power of a good story to drive learning, she uses Philosophy4Children and mindfulness to supercharge thinking skills and creative enquiry characterises all her programmes.

 

Whether you’re looking for a subject specific intervention, or an approach to move forward a key stage, or a practical approach to developing literacy across the curriculum, Rebecca will work with you to plan and deliver a programme with outstanding results. Talk to her about how.

 

 

TESTIMONIALS

“Rebecca is a knowledgeable and inspirational Drama Practitioner and Educationalist. She is a delight to work with. Rebecca is able to articulate her deep understanding of theory and practice with clarity and fluency. She is an excellent communicator and I would highly recommend her work.”

Maria Whatton, Award Winning Story Teller and Creative Writer

 

“Just wanted to thank you for the fantastic training session on Friday afternoon! I have to admit when I was driving to Toxteth Annexe I was dreading the session – drama, and on a Friday afternoon!! But it was one of the best training sessions I have been on for a long time, so inspiring and motivational!!”

Les Mailey, EYFS Practitioner Liverpool

 

“I worked with Rebecca in her capacity as a ‘Creative Agent’ as part of the Creative Partnerships ‘Change Schools’ programme. As a head of department I presented the seed of an idea to Rebecca. She helped me to develop this and present it to the head-teacher; she then commissioned an outstanding Creative Practitioner for us to work with. Creative Partnerships deliberately set out to bring together people with different backgrounds and experiences. Rebecca did an amazing job of keeping the diverse personalities and temperaments involved working together demonstrating great empathy and facilitation skills. She managed the £20,000 budget and the considerable logistical effort that was needed to get all stakeholders together when needed. Her relentless enthusiasm for the project was instrumental in driving it forward over a twelve-month period. She guided the project to a triumphant conclusion, with a profoundly positive impact on all involved.”

Neil Phillipson, former Head of Science, Thistley Hough High School

 

“Rebecca demonstrates a highly infectious passion for research in the field of creativity, teaching and learning, applying new teaching and learning strategies into her own practice alongside supporting the professional development of colleagues across a wide range of contexts. Rebecca is an excellent role model for staff and students alike and she has clear ability to motivate and enthuse everyone she works with. The impact of work undertaken by Rebecca has been pivotal to schools, creative practitioners and individual professionals.”

Sharon Bates, Education Consultant/Practitioner, now Headteacher

 

QUOTES

“Do what you can to help your children’s imaginations to grow and flourish, encourage activities which feed their imaginations. And look for their natural talents and abilities.” Sir Ken Robinson

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” Charles Mingus

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou, Author of ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’

“For the free man there should be no element of slavery in learning. Enforced exercise may benefit the body but enforced learning will not stay in the mind. Therefore avoid compulsion and let your children’s lessons take the form of play.” Plato – The Republic.

“for a rapidly changing world, where they may have to adapt to several careers in a lifetime. Many employers want people who see connections, have bright ideas, are innovative, communicate and work well with others and are able to solve problems. In other words, they need creative people.” QCA