How to use this self-evaluation approach to improve practice?
This approach offers a creative approach to capturing the needs and wishes of learners using Imagine If… questions and creativity skills activities. The process can be done with learners across all ages and stages and takes the form of a 45-60 minute workshop that can be used with class-sized groups.
The Imagine If… statements that the process generates can then be used to inform rich discussion around improving the curriculum that your school, establishment or learning environment offers founded on the voices of learners.
The process can be used individually to support a single planning session, or collectively as part of a broader process.
They can also be used in conjunction with the Transforming Learning Approach which offers a structured process for planning for improvement.
You can also download examples of the Imagine if… statements created by learners from:
St. Ninian’s Primary School, Gourock, January 2020
Muthill Primary School, February 2019.
Renfrew High School and Calderglen High School as part of the Firestarter Festival, February 2019.
Arkleston Primary School, Friockheim Primary School and Calderglen High School as part of the Imagine If… Approaching the Curriculum Creatively conference, November 2018.