In this lecture Julian Sefton-Green talks about competing definitions of what ‘creative learning’ might mean, how it has been recognised, evaluated and described, how it has been imagined and implemented in practice, and how ideas of creative learning are present in studies of learning outside the school.
Creative Learning international expert,Dr Julian Sefton-Green, presented at a DSF sponsored lecture held at the end of 2011.
Sefton-Green argues that students’ creative learning depends on a quality of education where;
all young people from every kind of background are equally recognised as being creative learning engages young people in serious, meaningful, relevant, imaginative and challenging activities and tasks
young people are respected for their knowledge, experience and capabilities
young people have an individual and collective right to actively shape their education
teachers have the power to support, adapt and evaluate learning experiences for students, exercising their professional judgement
schools invest in teacher learning
schools build partnerships with creative individuals and organisations
schools enable young people to participate fully in social and cultural worlds
families and local communities can play an inspiring and purposeful role in young people’s learning.
Local knowledge and stories create positive change in Burnie
The whiteboard in Kylie Burgess’ office tells a story about the power of community. It’s covered in notes and ideas about turning local knowledge and lived experience into positive change for the community of Burnie in Tasmania’s north-west.
Dusseldorp Forum acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia and the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we work and live. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and future.