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How we can help design the future of education

Creative thinking comes to the fore at one Glasgow academy, as it links up with a US 'innovation' school that offers a different approach to teaching and learning

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Ever since I started teaching, I have questioned whether our education system prepares youngsters for a world filled with uncertainty, challenge and opportunity – or whether we have maintained a traditional system through a lack of imagination and an acceptance that alternative models would be too costly or logistically challenging.

This line of thought was sparked by Sir Ken Robinson’s “Do schools kill creativity?” TED Talk – viewed more than 46 million times since 2006 – in which he argues that the outdated UK education system was conceived solely to meet the needs of the industrial ...

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