Teachers' Voices

How a curious and creative classroom can inspire learning

September 20, 2022 BOLD and Nina Alonso Season 2 Episode 6
Teachers' Voices
How a curious and creative classroom can inspire learning
Show Notes

Why are curiosity and creativity so relevant for all learning? Can curiosity in the classroom be measured? How can researchers and educators work together to develop teaching strategies that encourage children to embrace creativity?

Nina Alonso welcomes Sarah Richardson and Sladana Krstic from the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) who have been conducting research in collaboration with International Baccalaureate (IB). They discuss partnering with teachers in the classroom to test prototype material with the ultimate aim of tracking and fostering creativity and curiosity among students.

Nina also talks to educators in China, India and Australia about the importance of curiosity and creativity in the classroom. The educators discuss their roles in the research conducted by ACER and the development of the tools they are able to use to support their learners. 

Guests and resources

International Baccalaureate (IB)
IB Twitter
IB Facebook
IB Instagram

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
ACER Twitter
ACER Facebook
ACER Linkedin

Hunter Valley Grammar School (Australia)

Maree Karaka was at Hunter Valley at the time of recording and is now Education Officer - Gifted Education at the Catholic Schools Office.

ISA International school Guangzhou, China
Ingrid Delange

Pathways school, India
Monica Bhimwal (Headteacher, Pathways School)

Bombay International School (India)
Bombay International School
Azmin Mistry

Read the summary of the ACER research and the full report.

An additional study on behalf of the IBO about curiosity and creativity was conducted by Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment and can be found here.

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