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Recent Events

September 21, 2023

C Change Conference 2023

Pedagogy, Partnership and Power. A day of inspiration to explore cutting edge practice around creativity across our schools & communities.

The C Change Conference provides the opportunity to share and contribute your ideas, insights, perceptions and experiences and to connect with others to bring about creative change.

You will have opportunities to step outside of your comfort zone and develop your own creativity.

Keynote speakers include:

Sir Nick Serota – Chair of Arts Council England and member of the Board of the BBC. Previously Director of Tate between 1988 and 2017. He has led the Durham Commission on Creativity and Education and has been closely involved with the Cultural Cities Enquiry as well as the development of the Arts Council England Strategy for 2020-30, ‘Let’s Create’.

Professor Bill Lucas – Professor of Learning and Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning (CRL). In 2017 Bill was appointed by the OECD as co-chair of the strategic advisory group for the 2021 PISA test of Creative Thinking which will draw on the work of the CRL. In 2018 he was invited to join the Durham Commission on Creativity in Education as an academic adviser and was co-author of its first report in 2019. He currently curates an online platform, Creativity Exchange, for Arts Council England.

Dr Debra Kidd – Associate Lecturer in the PGCE programme at Leeds Beckett University and author of ‘A Curriculum of Hope’. Debra has vast experience, especially looking at literacy, oracy and the power of the Arts, with a clear view on what education is all about and the willingness to speak truth to power. Working across far-flung places including Hong Kong, China, Siberia and Poland, she uses her teaching skills and experience to tap into the power of the Arts to bring untapped creative talents to the fore.

Hywel Roberts – Originally a drama teacher in some of the North of England’s most demanding school environments – including special schools and PRUs – Hywel shows how to bring the learning to life for even the most disaffected children and young people. He draws on and has adapted the work of Dorothy Heathcote- ‘Mantle of the Expert’ approach to learner engagement. Hywel shows teachers how to breathe life into the curriculum in a way that has children learning and eager for more.

More exciting speakers to be added soon.

September 23-24, 2023

Artfulness Conference 2023

1st international artisitic and scientific conference on arts and creativity in education.

The theme of the 2023 International Artistic and Scientific Conference on Arts and Creativity in Education is ‘ARTFULNESS’. It will take place in Opatija, Croatia on the 1st and 2nd of September. The conference theme of ‘ARTFULNESS’offers a unique opportunity to share heterogeneous content from different fields of artistic creation (dance, music, fine and dramatic arts, literature and new media), from global policy to local action, from individual subjects to transdisciplinary learning. We tend to gather a wide international community of artists, scientists, professors, teachers, educators, pedagogues, postgraduate doctorate and specialization students and other academic citizens with a goal to exchange and generate new creative ideas, to present scientific and artistic projects, to exchange knowledge about new approaches and innovations in the fields of arts and education and to establish cooperation.

Keynote speakers include:

Prof. Pam Burnard, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education, UK

Prof. Rita Irwin, EdD, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Prof. Rita Irwin, EdD, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Prof. Ricardo Marin Viadel, PhD, Universidad de Granada

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