Relevant Articles and White Papers

Creative practitioners in schools and classrooms

Final report of the project: The Pedagogy of Creative Practitioners in Schools by Maurice Galton  Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

“If the research described in the previous pages can offer a useful starting point for some of these  collaborative ventures between teachers and creative practitioners it will have served a useful purpose.”
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Drama in schools

Second Edition. Arts Council England.

“Through engagement in drama, pupils apply their imaginations and draw upon their own personal experiences. Their increasing knowledge and understanding of how the elements of drama work enables them to effectively shape, express and share their ideas, feelings and responses, making use of language, space, symbol, allegory and metaphor. Good drama teaching will result in pupils learning about dramatic form and the content it explores. Drama communicates through the language and conventions of theatre. This results in all pupils (see Appendix 5: Inclusive education) gaining access to one of the great forms of human expression. As pupils develop confidence and control of the medium of drama, they are able to communicate shared understanding and tell stories using dramatic form. Drama is a creative and cultural activity.1 The language of theatre is international, understood by everyone. It provides an opportunity for pupils to explore the world of people from other places, times and cultures, and to examine differences and similarities with their own environment.”
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Building Creative Partnerships

A Handbook for Schools

“This handbook builds on the experience of Creative Partnerships in over 2500 schools in 36 areas of England: it offers ways for schools to work with external partners to support imaginative enquiries – bringing the curriculum to life and delivering across and beyond it for whole school change.”
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Programme of Study. Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.

“Learning and undertaking activities in music contribute to achievement of the curriculum aims for all young people to become: successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve, confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives, responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.”
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Nurturing Creativity in Young People

A report to Government to inform future policy. Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

“Stronger connections between that creativity work and the emerging policy context in education and children’s services would produce a ‘win-win’ – creativity embedded in these developments and, reciprocally, these developments enhanced by the impact of creativity.”
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