Implementing local organization – Kūrybinės jungtys
Programme start year – 2016
The Art of Curiosity: partnerships for Creative Schools is built on principles and experience gained through Creative Partnerships, UK’s large-scale education programme focused on finding creative approaches to learning at school. The programme engages students, teachers and wider school community into continuous partnerships with creative professionals from a wide range of arts, culture and science areas.
In Lithuania, the programme focuses on critical thinking and problem solving, also how to expand opportunities for teachers and increase school-to-school collaborations. Each participating school develops a unique creative learning project, that responds to a real challenge and potential of their community. The programme’s activities are immersed in everyday classroom practice and are based on principles of experiential, all-inclusive and creative learning.
The Art of Curiosity: partnerships for Creative Schools programme’s goals are:
To offer students learning process which develops their skills such as:
- critical thinking and problem-solving,
- creativity and imagination,
- collaboration and communication,
- student leadership and personal development.
To strengthen teachers’ competences to develop creative learning approaches and methods.
During the programme The Art of Curiocity: partnerships for Creative Schools all the participants gained experience to address challenges that they encounter at their schools, improved motivation and skills in their learning processes and extended their partnership networks both on institutional and individual levels. The project is particularly beneficial for young students who widen their perspectives on what is possible in terms of personal and professional development and future career choices.
Since its implementation in 2016, the programme has influenced more than 5000 people from school communities in Lithuania: students, teachers, school administration and parents who participated in students’ projects and events in schools. The programme have already taken place in 30 schools of different regions in Lithuania which had delivered results as:
- more than 3000 students increased their critical thinking and problem-solving skills by working intensively with the project team and their teachers,
- around 2000 teachers gained professional development at workplace opportunities by engaging into the Teachers’ club at schools,
- 50 creative practitioners trained.