The Creative College: Building a Successful Learning Culture in the Arts

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At a time when the notion of "creative partnership" has been given a high profile in education, this book offers insights and ideas for people in schools, colleges, universities and arts organisations who want to make the idea work better.Drawing on case studies of arts partnership developed at, a large, comprehensive-intake sixth form college in east London, England, the book explores how teachers, artists and arts organisations can collaborate to create a culture of artistic aspiration and success for students. It analyses and explains what is needed to make such partnerships a success, and explores the issues and challenges faced by teachers and artists who want to collaborate in this way.The book compares models of collaboration developed at the college with others that have been developed in different locations worldwide. It situates the idea of creative partnership firmly in the context of debates about urban schooling, "the learning city" and community regeneration. It offers pointers to some of the new roles open to teachers who want to expand the potential of the profession in the 21st century, and weaves together the voices of students, teachers and artists working to create a shared culture for learning."The Creative College" will be of interest to students, teachers and practitioners in education, arts education, community arts and community development. - See more at:
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationStoke on Trent
PublisherUCL IOE Press
Commissioning bodyNESTA: National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts
Number of pages196
ISBN (Print)101858563428, 9781858563428
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes


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