My interest and passion lies in how creative thinking and practice can be used to develop each persons individual, intellectual and academic growth.
Whilst working in many schools, colleges and community settings in the UK I have observed how creativity can be a fully inclusive, flexible method of engaging children and adults in play, investigation and exploration and therefore, learning.
“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” – O. Fred Donaldson
Over time I have gained awareness of how different styles of teaching and learning can evolve by interacting with the unique factors of each child, community or setting. As part of this ongoing research I have visited schools in Italy, Denmark and Sweden to observe their use of creative education and I still use these experiences as inspiration as I approach any new environment. The linking theme in all of these places is how play is key to the learning process.
Regular thoughts and observations are posted on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/d_rawing_inspiration/