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A Seminar on Creativity

Date(s) Tuesday 8 April 2008
Venue Open University, Milton Keynes
Organised by ESCalate / The Practice-based Professional Learning CETL, the Open University

An opportunity to consider and discuss the promotion of creativity through Initial Teacher Education

Guest speaker – Mark Chater, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority Aims of the Seminar PLEASE NOTE THAT UNFORTUNATELY MARK CANNOT BE WITH US - HIS PLACE WILL BE TAKEN BY PARASKA THROUP

Paraska Throup is an Education Consultant working for the QCA. She will address delegates about the current Rose Review and the 11-19 curriculum.

Young people need to develop the creative skills needed in the workplace of the future. Creative teaching practices can help develop and release pupils' creativity, increasing their ability to solve problems, think independently and work flexibly. We are therefore pleased to present a seminar to explore creative approaches to curriculum change. Delegates will have the opportunity to share examples of practice from a range of communities of practice, engage with perceptions of creativity and challenge notions of creativity. We intend to give you the opportunity to develop a personal perspective and develop collaborative practice through Action research. It is intended that the activities of the day will go some way towards helping to develop creativity across and through the Initial Teacher Education curriculum. Mark Chater (now Paraska Throup - see above) of the QCA will explain about the work the QCA is presently doing with the University of Cumbria and extend the invitation to other Higher Education Institutions at the seminar. You will be invited to join workshops on creative methodologies and curriculum design.

Who is it for?The seminar is aimed at all colleagues involved in Initial Teacher Education with an interest in discussing what creativity is and how it can be promoted across the sector and in schools.

Places are limited so please book early.

The cost is £40 per person and you can pay via:

Cheque (made payable to the "University of Cumbria", post along with a completed booking form - see downloads - to Sue Scowcroft, ESCalate ITE Administrator, University of Cumbria, Lancaster, LA1 3JD)

Or Credit card (please phone 01524 384695 to give details)

Or Purchase order (please obtain a Purchase Order number from your departmental administrator or finance department and enter the PO number into the box on the online registration form)

Any queries please contact Sue Scowcroft, ESCalate ITE Administrator, University of Cumbria, Lancaster, LA1 3JD