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The creative spark

Nothing is original, says Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix. From Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, he says our most celebrated creators borrow, steal and transform.

Charles Leadbeater: education innovation in the slums

Charles Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education -- and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world's poorest kids are finding transformative new ways to learn. And this informal, disruptive new kind of school, he says, is what all schools need to become.

Self-directed support in North Ayrshire

Video (uploaded to YouTube) produced by North Ayrshire Council on how people can have more choice and control over their social care through self-directed support.

There are no mistakes on the bandstand

What is a mistake? By talking through examples with his improvisational Jazz quartet, Stefon Harris walks us to a profound truth: many actions are perceived as mistakes only because we don't react to them appropriately.

This is interesting in relation to debates concerning innovation and creativity.

How schools kill creativity

Ken Robinson discusses creativity in the context of education.  He argues that the current education system of many Western countries is stifling creativity and failing many young people. 

Everything is a remix

In this four-part series New York-based film maker Kirby Ferguson explores creativity and innovation, arguing that all creativity stems from the following process: copy, transform, combine.  He uses examples from music, film and technology to illustrate his points.

Rock Trust: beyond homelessness project 2013

Three video case studies recorded as part of a research project which explored the impact that social networks (the formal and informal relationships we have) have in helping people who are at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness, to ensure lasting routes out of homelessness and secure tenancies.

Journeys back into work: A series of case studies on the subject of supported employment

The inequality between disabled people’s employment rates and those of the general population is stark. Despite improved legislation and various employability initiatives to tackle the disparity, little progress has been made in increasing the level and quality of disabled people’s labour market participation.

The stories provide a picture of the outcomes that supported employment can achieve, both for the clients of supported employment services, and for employers.

SWEP: video resources

Video resources of Social Work Education Participation (SWEP), which promotes best practice for social work education.

Losing control: Jay

Childline video animation on the dangers of losing control in relationships.