Creating Creative Learning Environments by Creative Partnerships Programme

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Creative Education, Volume 7 (2016)


The aim of the paper is to present the main results of qualitative and quantitative research measuring the impact of the Creative Partnerships pilot programme on certain competencies, reading skills development and maths knowledge of the participating students from heterogenous - socially advantaged, disadvataged and Roma - background.

A Creative Partnerships programme is focused on the long-term relationship between creative practitioners and schools. 
Creative Partnerships has developed a pedagogical approach known as the “high functioning classroom” which encourages teachers to change their classroom practice so that lessons are replete with challenges that relate learning to real-life situations; where students are engaged physically and socially, as well as emotionally and intellectually; and where students’ own experiences, observations and questions take centre stage. The transformation of teaching and learning
is based on creative processes which are channelled into classrooms and school life. Techniques applied in the methodologies of teaching various subjects are derived from artistic practices.