Diogenes: Creativity and the Primary Curriculum

Primary History article

By Peter Vass, published 17th March 2013

Diogenes: WHITHER CREATIVITY?! A consideration of the article Creativity and the Primary Curriculum

In June 2010 the journal Primary Headship included an article entitled Creativity and the Primary Curriculum which endeavoured to pull together a range of positions as to where the curriculum might be going in the immediate future. These includedJim Rose's The Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum and RobinAlexander's The Cambridge Primary  Review as well as evidence from Ofsted, History for All on how creative approaches can produce improvement in pupils' achievement. These positions are supported by two school case studies and a suggestion for ‘ways forward'. I've chosen to focus on this because it is, quite frankly, the last time ‘creativity' featured significantly and constructively in thinking about the primary curriculum...

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