The Curricular and Pedagogic Creativity of Summerhill School, and Related Reflection on the Teaching in Singapore
Tan Chee Lay

Through a discussion of humanities education and liberal ideals in England’s Summerhill School, this paper hopes to highlight the important place of creative thinking in education, revealing how creative thinking will be an important ability and intrinsic quality in education henceforth, and even become its main goal. This text gathers discussions of a few representative innovative teaching methods and teaching activities in Summerhill School, and at the same time, reflects on education in Singapore’s environment.

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