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Transcending borders: Creativity, English and the arts for learning, knowing and hopefulness

International Symposium: Creativity, English and the Arts

Transcending borders: Creativity, English and the arts for learning, knowing and hopefulness

This one day international Symposium will draw together those who are passionate and hopeful about creativity in English and arts education. It is hosted by the CREATE Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia in collaboration with the BERA English in Education Special Interest Group. The Symposium immediately precedes the International Federation for the Teaching of English Conference (IFTE) to be held in Sydney from 6-9 July, 2020.

We invite papers that explore, reconceptualise, showcase and celebrate creativity and the arts in teaching and learning within, across and beyond the borderlines of existing classroom, curricular, disciplinary and policy constructs. As subjects in the curriculum, English and the arts are centrally concerned not only with the products of human creativity and the imagination. They are equally concerned with creative processes, or what Kress (2000) describes as ‘the task of relating the world of inner work and action with the outer world of social and cultural work’ (p. 18).

This international Symposium will be an opportunity to share and build upon research and practice related to any aspect of creativity in English and arts education.

For more information, abstract submissions and registration, please visit the  Symposium homepage.

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