Teaching Like an Artist Leading Like an Artist
Written by Makeda Cole
Does our obsession with pupil performance and standards blind us from the importance of developing young people’s social capital?
It is imperative for schools to create stimulating environments that nurture knowledge-literate and socially-literate pupils. Social literacy (or soft skills) equip students with the necessary tools to dominate the future workplace armed with transferable skills such as: problem solving , leadership and communication. In this article, Rob Carpenter challenges the current status quo solely focused on results without the vital consideration for the future of pupils’ social capital. Experienced senior leader in education Rob Webster, has served as a local and national leader in education supporting schools in challenging circumstances to develop a curriculum where pupil voice is at the centre.
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