KIT is committed to researching the impact and benefits of our work and making the case for the benefits of creativity learning techniques.
A Rationale for Creativity and Critical Thinking in KIT Theatre’s Adventures in Learning
Causeway Education was commissioned for this project by KIT Theatre. It draws on observations of five KIT ‘Adventures in Learning’ delivered in five separate primary schools across London and Essex, between October 2020 to December 2021.
The objective of this project was to reinforce and build on an evidence base that indicates a KIT Theatre Adventure in Learning (AiL) provides a unique setting, within which participants can develop creativity and critical thinking skills.
Evaluation Report into Wardrobes Adventure 2021
Alongside our partners at ARCADE, KIT hosted our Wardrobes project for 300 pupils in Scarborough, with young people taking part in an interactive, time-travel adventure show, taking place in their classrooms, local library and art gallery.
Evaluation Report into Wardrobes Adventure 2016
Wardrobes was KIT's biggest and most ambitious Adventure in Learning yet. more than 700 pupils participated in an epic story of time travel, rescue and twists in the tale.
Please click here to read a summary of the findings of the Wardrobes report
This document, written in response to Science Direct's Systemic Literature Review, "Creative Learning Environments in Education" outlines how Wardrobes was designed to deliver maximum impact.
In 2014 KIT director Tom Bowtell worked with Sam Holmes, a PHD student and educational researcher based at King's College London to explore the impact our A Cat Escapes AiL had on pupils. Sam's study concluded with a comparative study comparing an AiL study class with a 'control' class in a sister school. Here are the results of Sam's study. The map used for Sam's final study is pictured opposite.
Please click here to read a summary of Sam's findings.
Please click here to read Sam's full report.
Summary of AIL feedback and research findings
This document draws together evidence for the impact of Adventures in Learning collected over the last 4 years.
Summary of Research supporting KIT's Theory Of Change:
These documents outline the needs for KIT's work, and the wider evidence for the effectiveness of our techniques.
“Pupils in the study group produced notably higher quality work in the final assessment suggesting a significant impact from the Adventure.”
Sam Holmes, AiL impact report.