Time for a new creative revolution.
|Principals - time for action|
Gerver's vision was to create a school ‘that they would cue up to experience the fun of learning…an environment which was relevant and empowering to them’. Sounds a bit like the 60s revisited!
|Elwyn's well used book.|
Marsh wrote ‘there is only one starting point for the teacher – the individual experience and needs of the
|UK teacher Marion Keeble|
Elwyn Richardson, following his work in the 50s, had published a book ‘In the Early World. Elwyn’s which was quoted in Marsh’s book as an excellent example of creative teaching. Elwyn's book has recently been reprinted by the NZCER.
|Junior science Vogeltown 1980intensive studies of programmes.|
and all schools made ‘self-managing’ and competitive. It was to be the beginning of the end of teacher creativity and school collaboration.
In 1994 I was made a Teaching Fellow at the then Palmerston North Teachers College (now Massey School of Education) and shared ideas throughout NZ.. In 1994 I published ‘Towards a More Informed Vision’ based on the beliefs underpinning my time at Vogeltown School.
|Based on TOD programmes|
Teaching’ book to share ideas with a wider audience. Also during this time I presented at a number of regional Primary Principal Conferences and ran numerous Teacher Only Days.
|Bill Guild's educational journey|
We need to work towards replacing compliance and conformity with creativity. I know there are still exciting ideas being created at the edge that have the power to change things for the best – ideas that will see the creativity of the 60s once again but this time we need to do it properly.