The right to my creativity

By Professor Debra Myhill, Director of the Centre for Research in Writing, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean, The University of Exeter

On the first day of Christmas my teacher gave to me
The right to my creativity.

On the second day of Christmas my teacher gave to me
Two curly pens and
The right to my creativity

On the third day of Christmas my teacher gave to me
Three story seeds,
Two curly pens and
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Unlocking creativity

 

By Lucy Oliver, Research Fellow, University of Exeter

Speaking at Islington Arts and Media School earlier this year, Sir Tim Brighouse labelled the current educational climate in England ‘an Age of Confusion’ – one in which governments have progressively lost sight of the fundamental purpose of schooling. By way of illustration, he cited Ofsted’s ‘relentless’ focus on the basics of literacy and English and its almost total neglect of creativity and the Arts. As always, however, his message to the profession is not a pessimistic one: challenging circumstances demand creative responses and the ambition and vision to reach beyond. Continue reading “Unlocking creativity”