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Creativity in the Curriculum

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Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) and Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS) with support from the Scottish Arts Council, are running a two-day conference focusing on the role of the expressive arts within Curriculum for Excellence on 3 - 4 November 2009. 

Themes include an exploration of the learning outcomes achieved through expressive arts activity, the impact of the expressive arts on confidence-building and the benefits of cross-curricular initiatives within the expressive arts and across the wider curriculum.

Delegates will have the opportunity to find out how practitioners in dance, drama, art and design, music and media/moving image can successfully help young people develop their learning skills, improve their confidence and contribute effectively and responsibly to their communities.

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The conference is aimed at teachers, lecturers and community leaders who wish to develop their understanding and practice within the arts.

Joan Parr

Speakers include our Head of Education, Joan Parr, who will talk about the opportunities for creativity in the Curriculum for Excellence, the importance of the arts sector as a partner for rich learning and teaching experiences as well as sharing some case studies to support the effective implementation of Curriculum for Excellence. 

Speakers also include Eric Booth, leading expressive arts and education consultant in the USA.  Eric Booth founded Alert Publishing which became the largest trends forecasting company in America. He lectures widely and consults for artists, arts organisations, educators and businesses around the world.  He has published five books including the award-winning The Everyday Work of Art and The Music Teaching Artist's Bible. Further details and an application form are available by contacting veronica@eltconsultants.co.uk.

Edinburgh Lecture

Eric Booth will also be presenting one of this year’s Edinburgh lectures, The Brass Tacks of a 21st Century Culture, on 5 November at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.  Chaired by Joan Parr, the lecture will explore the relationship between 21st century skills and culture and the advantage of national cultural identity in the era of globalization. The lecture looks at what creativity really means in a nation driven by economic, political and social demand. For further information please visit the Edinburgh Lectures website.

Eric Booth

Related internet links
* Edinburgh Lectures
* Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
* Royal Society of Edinburgh
* Learning and Teaching Scotland
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