IEN: Creating Curriculums for Creativity - RSA

Creating curriculums for creativity

Fellowship events / Online


Online via Zoom

  • Creativity
  • Curriculum
  • Schools
  • Teaching
  • Youth engagement

Creativity and creative thinking are crucial to solving the great challenges of our time. In addition to thinking more deeply about what creativity is and its role in our society, we need to consider the ways in which we can empower young people as creative thinkers.

This requires being innovative in how we incorporate creativity into our curriculums and finding ways to overcome any barriers that limit young people’s access and ability to develop creative thinking and practice.

In this Innovative Education Network event, we will explore approaches to curriculum design and development that support and encourage creativity for all. Our speakers will include thinkers, practitioners, and learners who will explore the possibilities and opportunities to develop creative thinking through inspiring projects, lived experiences, and new thinking in this area. As always, we also welcome and look forward to hearing your thoughts, reflections, and examples of good practice during the breakout sessions.

Our speakers for the event will include:

Dr. Penny Hay is an artist educator, Reader in Creative Teaching and Learning, Senior Lecturer in Arts Education, Research Fellow, Bath Spa University and Director of Research, House of Imagination. Penny will share her experience of co-designing a creative curriculum and a creative reflective pedagogy, focusing on two collaborative projects School Without Walls and Forest of Imagination to discuss how we can develop learning environments that support and encourage creativity.

Rick Hall is a writer on creativity and learning; he is the founder of Ignite! the Nottingham-based education charity that also produces the Festival of Science and Curiosity.  Rick will talk about the relationships between creativity, curiosity and community, drawing on his experience in the UK and internationally.

Jayne Rochford-Smith is Headteacher of St Andrew's Church School in Bath. She has worked in primary education for 20 years and is also a specialist in Early Years Education and Inclusion. Jayne has an arts education background with a Fine Art degree and Postgraduate in Printmaking. Jayne is committed to valuing and celebrating children's voices to create a culture of honesty and openness in dialogue as a school community.

Additional speakers will also include learners and practitioners connected to creative thinking and creativity in education.

Please also join us in our online collaboration space where we will be posting further information relating to this event and opening up more discussion. You can sign up by joining the RSA Innovative Education Network.

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