What if the arts shifted from being a lesson on the timetable to being viewed as integral to learning and as a powerful means for inquiry?
Organising a timetable that functions efficiently and also embraces Asimov’s conditions, providing the appropriate time and pace for our students to be deeply creative is a complex issue. It will be one of the biggest hurdles for our schools to overcome and is a vital component of contemporary learning design. Changing the way we organise time might just be the key to unlocking the ideal conditions for creativity in schools.
“There is no such thing as a typical day. Every student’s day is different and no two students have the same timetable.”
I worked at a school that went with a choice based program a few years ago. The problem with it was that it was as old as I was.
Although the students had choice, it was choice over what teacher’s were willing to offer. I guess that would be the next step.
I like the work Greg Miller is doing in this area.
The good news about timetables? We’ve created them, so we can destroy them.