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Creativity in 21st Century Education: Where, how and what next?

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Contextualised by the Durham Commission in 2019, and the pedagogic challenges generated during 2020, creativity is re-emerging as an educational imperative which is of interest again nationally and internationally. This webinar will contextualise discussions within recent publications and events to consider the what, where and how of 21st Century creativity in education, and to look forward with delegates to future possibilities for practice and research.

The event will be informed by a pre-meeting of invited creativity in education experts whose perspectives will be sought on historic, alternative and C-19 related creativity issues.

The outcomes of this pre-meet will be shared digitally with webinar participants in order to offer foundations for debate. They will also be brought into dialogue with the perspectives of the key contributing national and international creativity in education experts: Professor Teresa Cremin (Open University), Sarah Bracken (Headteacher, Finham Primary School, Coventry) and Professor Bill Lucas (University of Winchester).

The webinar will culminate by looking forward: debating and imagining how creativity might valuably manifest in education/be researched in the future, working from both current practice and anticipations of possibilities.

The event will culminate with the annual Anna Craft Memorial Lecture to be given as a recorded lecture by Professor Howard Gardner of Harvard University. Professor Gardner will then join participants for a live Q and A.

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Victoria Kinsella, Dr

Reader in Arts, Creativity and Education at Birmingham City University

Dr. Victoria Kinsella is Senior Research Fellow in Education at Birmingham City University. Victoria has researched widely in the field of the arts education and creativity. She has worked on a number of creative arts research projects in various...

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Jo Trowsdale, Dr

Senior Lecturer at Newman University

Jo’s research interests focus on artmaking as affective, physical and cognitive practices that have curriculum and life-wide value, including in STEAM (science, technology, arts, mathematics and engineering) education. She is currently...

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Kerry Chappell, Professor

Associate Professor at University of Exeter

Associate Professor Dr Kerry Chappell leads the Creativity and Emergent Educational futures Network (CEEN) and the MA Education Creative Arts Programme at University of Exeter. She researches creativity in education in the arts, transdisciplinary...

Howard Gardner

Research Professor of Cognition and Education at Harvard University Graduate School of Education

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University and senior director of Harvard...

Bill Lucas, Professor

Professor of Learning/Co-Director, Centre for Real World Learning at University of Winchester

Bill Lucas is Professor of Learning and Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning (CRL). He founded CRL in 2008, together with Prof. Guy Claxton. In 2017 Bill was appointed by the OECD as co-chair of the strategic advisory group for the 2021...

Sarah Bracken, Mrs

Children's Chancellor at Finham Primary School

Sarah is the Headteacher of a lovely 2 form entry school in the south of Coventry called Finham Primary School. 27 years of teaching experience, has seen her teach across the entire school spectrum, from Nursery to Year 6. Sarah is an Early Years...

Teresa Cremin, Professor

Professor in Education (Literacy) at The Open University

Professor Teresa Cremin is a Professor of Education (Literacy) at The Open University in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies. Professor Cremin is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences,(AcSS) the Royal Society of the Arts...

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