Creativity for Wellbeing: An Educators Role

In this culminative session for the 2021 Inspiring Futures Conference: Creativity for Wellbeing, teachers, governors, and senior leaders will be brought together to share the knowledge gained throughout the conference period.

Date: 18/05/2024 – 18/05/2024


16.00 – 16.30 : Register

16.30 – 16.45 : Inspiring Futures Update

16.45 – 17.15 : Key Note Speech with Bill Lucas – Creativity, curiosity and collaboration: building an education system that is full of zest. In collaboration with Creative Schools.

17.15 – 18.00 : 64 Million Artists – A Creative Manifesto for Mental Health in Schools created by B+D young people.

18.00 – 18.30 : Experience sharing and networking

Bill Lucas is Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning and Professor of Learning at the University of Winchester.

Bill’s is a thinker, writer, speaker and education reformer. His research focuses on understanding those dispositions for learning which help people succeed and flourish in life, how they can be cultivated and how they can be evidenced. In 2017 Bill was appointed to be the co-chair of the strategic advisory group of the new PISA 2021 (2022) test of Creative thinking. Bill is an academic adviser to the OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, to Arts Council England and to the Church of England. He chairs Eton College’s research and innovation centre.

In 2020 Bill co-founded a new movement Rethinking Assessment which is working across the world to find better ways of evidencing the full range of young people’s strengths. Earlier in 2021 he published a seminal report exploring global research and practices, Rethinking assessment in education: the case for change.

Bill is a prolific writer and has authored more than eighty books and many research reports. With Ellen Spencer he has recently explored the ways key dispositions for learning can best be cultivated at school in a series of books, most recently Zest for Learning: Developing curious learners who relish real-world challenges. In 2019 Bill co-authored the Durham Commission on Creativity and Education. His acclaimed critique in 2015 of the education system in England, Educating Ruby: what our children really need to learn, written with Guy Claxton, asks challenging questions about the future direction of schools.

64 Million Artists believe that everyone is creative, and when we use our creativity we can make positive change in our lives and the world around us. We aim to be a catalyst for the creativity of everyone in the UK. Since we were founded in 2014 by Jo Hunter and David Micklem, we’ve worked with schools, universities, whole cities, workplaces, cultural institutions and health and government bodies to experiment with ways of reconnecting people with their innate creativity.

Creative Schools and Colleges is helping to connect organisations with arts opportunities differently by looking at school and Colleges improvement first. We do this by resourcing and mobilising our broad network of cultural partners to respond to school needs and deliver projects or interventions that can make a difference.

If you have any questions or access needs, please email inspiringfutures@lbbd.gov.uk

This session is part of the Inspiring Futures 2021 Conference: Creativity for Wellbeing. To explore more, go to: https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/inspiring-futures-the-lbbd-cultural-education-pa…


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