Creative learning environments

 Examples of good practice implemented in the project “Looking @ Learning” developing creativity

A wide variety of stakeholders was involved in the project “Looking @ Learning” from three project countries: Latvia, Spain and the Netherlands. Formal and non-formal education establishments and initiatives were represented, as well as different target groups – young adults, teenagers and children. Partners from the Netherlands worked specifically with youth with disabilities and learning difficulties. This broad variety of educational initiatives and target groups involved in the project ensured the cross-sectoral learning for educators – those who worked with youth could get inspired by the playful workshops implemented by pre-school teachers and the other way around. Often we as educators learn from those who work with the same target group and in the same setting, but during this project, inspiration came from leaving our regular teaching or learning comfort zones and challenging ourselves. This is how we were able to spark innovation.

Willingness to explore creative learning environments, learn from each other and experiment in our own learning spaces were the main motivators for educators to take part in this project. Great activities were implemented in schools, youth centers, libraries, nature classrooms and kindergartens. Creative learning spaces were created and complemented.

In this material,  “Examples of good practice implemented in the project “Looking @ Learning” developing creativity,” we would like to share with you some of the experiences developed and enriched during the project, classifying them in 2 different aspects.