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Transforming Schools : Creativity, Critical Reflection, Communication, Collaboration - Miranda Jefferson

Transforming Schools

Creativity, Critical Reflection, Communication, Collaboration

Paperback Published: 9th February 2017
ISBN: 9781474232623
Number Of Pages: 224

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Transforming Schools demonstrates how transformation is no longer an option in teaching and learning - it has become a necessity. Changes in the way we work and the challenges of issues such as climate change, poverty and migration mean that teaching and learning need to alter to incorporate capacities that will help us meet those challenges. The 4Cs- Creativity, Critical Reflection, Communication and Collaboration have long been present in education, but Transforming Schools demonstrates how schools can change teaching and leadership to embed and enact the 4Cs to make them central to dynamic and exciting learning.

Miranda Jefferson and Michael Anderson demonstrate how a renewed approach to teaching that integrates the 4Cs can better equip today's learners. They draw on their own international research and experiences in school transformation in a variety of school settings, working in partnership with practitioners, researchers, students and the community. The authors consider how schools might reorganise themselves to become more relevant to their students and to the community.

Practical strategies for transformation are included throughout the chapters to demonstrate how learning can be supported and how the 4Cs can be made explicit in schools. These examples will support school leadership teams and teachers to explicitly teach the 4Cs in relevant and challenging ways. This book is essential reading for those looking to transform schools and more effectively meet the needs of today's learners.

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Transforming Schools offers countless insights, making it relevant to all areas of the curriculum. Written by leading international scholar/practitioners, this is a thorough and thoughtful book on a much-needed topic. This book is poised to become a seminal work in the field of education. * George Belliveau, Professor of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia, Canada *
This is an absolutely excellent text, which foregrounds areas of creativity, at the same time as making links to aspects of learning theory. This will help students to make sense of a range of issues surrounding creative learning and teaching. * John Bayley, Newman University, UK *

Foreword, Peter O'Connor.Acknowledgements.Introduction.1.Transforming Schools: A Model for 21st-Century Learners and Schools.2.Freeing Learning for Transformation.3.Understanding Learning in the 4Cs Approach.4.Pedagogy and the 4Cs.5.Creativity.6.Critical Reflection.7.Communication.8.Collaboration.9.Transformative leadership for 21st-Century Schools.10. Freeing Learning: Implications for Transforming Schools through the 4Cs.Appendix: Assessment Rubrics for the 4C Capabilities.Bibliography

ISBN: 9781474232623
ISBN-10: 1474232620
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 9th February 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1

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