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Creative Practitioner CPD and support sessions – Teaching & Learning for Creativity

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This playlist brings together sessions focussed on wellbeing, pedagogy and teaching across the curriculum. With contributions from Pat Thomson, Bill Lucas, Penny Hay and Paula Ayliffe with Ruth Sapsed, these sessions all focus on how to understand the role that you play for children & young people and support best practice in creativity across the school.   

Practice makes Pedagogy | Pat Thomson



Creativity, Why it Matters | Bill Lucas

Co-Creating Artistic Learning Environments | Penny Hay

Artscapers, Building a Creative Partnership | Paula Ayliffe

More about the sessions...

Pat Thomson is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of South Australia. Pat asks: What is the knowledge base for what we do? How do we create a teaching practice?

Bill Lucas is the Professor of Learning and Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning. Bill looks at just why creativity is crucial to learning and how we can keep it going in schools.

Dr Penny Hay (National Teaching Fellow, FRSA, FHEA, FCCT) is an artist, researcher and educator. Penny talks about creating different kinds of learning environments and co-creating forests of the imagination.

Paula Ayliffe is the Headteacher at Mayfield Primary School & Ruth Sapsed, Director of arts and wellbeing charity Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination. Paula and Ruth reflect on a long career of partnership working and how to make it work.

Arts make life better

Norfolk & Norwich Festival brings tens of thousands of people together in celebration – it has been doing this for 250 years. Through our May Festival and our year-round arts education work, focusing on children and young people, we lead and support celebration, creativity and curiosity in communities across Norfolk and the region.

This year we begin an exciting new initiative, Festival Connect & Create that will bring creative opportunities to those schools and communities with least provision. Creativity transforms people’s lives. It builds cohesive communities, develops vital skills and supports health and wellbeing. We want more people to have access to creative opportunities.

Please consider donating to support and develop this work. With your help we can increase access to the life changing power of the arts.

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