Principle 13: Creativity and Innovation in Public Education

Creativity and Innovation in Public Education


Public education must identify and nurture the innovation and creativity that occur naturally within any complex organization in order to meet the evolving needs of students and families in a rapidly changing world.

  • The on-going evolution of public education should be driven by networks of practitioners who share successful innovations and experiments; these networks are planned and supported by individuals and groups at every level of the system.
  • It should be understood that by fostering and promoting creativity and innovations developed by practitioners within the system, public education is transformed to respond to the current and on-going needs of society.
  • Policymakers should look to professional networks and communities of practice for direction, data, and expertise.