Creative learning is a method on how a teacher can use theater techniques in order to teach his lesson
It attempts to redefine philosophical and pedagogical concepts such as learning, creativity, imagination and suggests ways so as the school becomes a field of creative forces and fertility sources for teachers and students.
It aims that the school becomes a space vivid and attractive so that the teacher and the student, can love and support it. The student could link the knowledge with pleasure and the teacher could reassess its role in the educational process. The teacher-student relationship can reveal its true meaning and magic power.
The goal is for the school community to become a creative interaction field where both individual advancement and collegiality will be promoted equally.
To hunt these grand objectives, Creative Learning suggests as weapons theatrical techniques, technology (multimedia, etc.), game, creativity, and arts.
The arts-music, visual arts, Theatre- does not constitute independent fields of knowledge or “supplements” of education. There are no “lessons” that can be put roughly in the jam-packed train of the program so as to provide an alibi for an education sterile and mechanistic.
Art can be a driving force to the “vehicle» of treatment, can provide the key to comprehensive and essential education, can become the missing link between learning and creation.
Creative Learning focuses especially on the relationship between drama and learning.
It is based on the common pedagogical place where imitation, action, role play are the ways that the child spontaneously chooses to communicate with its environment and learn from it.
Theater, as the meeting place of diverse forms of artistic expression, gives the child the opportunity to explore its inclinations and interests, to unfold its personality.
As an activity, eminently collective, it favors the socialization of the child making the child an “addict” to the communication and team spirit.
Creative Learning can be an alternative for children with learning difficulties, who are unable to respond to the traditional teaching methods and as a result, they are placed in the margin of the educational process.
Creative Learning and its creators put a great deal:
that drama can work as an effective method of teaching all kinds of courses. Maybe not as an exclusive method, but as an option, so that the learning process can become colorful, charming, and funny.
Creative Learning is one of those ideas that need the right conditions to thrive. We need the right framework and planning, we need support, logistics and above all, teachers with inspiration broader education, and –especially- political will.
Otherwise, it is doomed to be lost in the ocean of good intentions of confusion and babble talking.