Creative education debate – how do we prioritise creativity?
Join us in a debate about the importance of creative education at Bath Spa's new School of Art and Design.
International author and campaigner Melissa Benn will explore the creative provocation: ‘There is currently a propaganda war under way in English education which seeks not merely to defend but to celebrate the dramatic reforms of the past decade. In reality, many of these changes have meant a narrowing curriculum and more standardised testing, and imposition of the Ebacc as an accountability measure has reduced the teaching of more creative subjects such as art, drama and music.”
A welcoming address will be given by Bath Spa VC Sue Rigby. Additional talks by Dr Esther Sayers (Goldsmiths University of London), Ruth Sapsed (Centre for Curiosity and Imagination, University of Cambridge) and Dr Penny Hay will open up the debate about how we can prioritise creativity at all levels of our education system.
This event is supported by Creative Bath.