Centre for Educational Research and Innovation - CERI

International Conference "Fostering creativity in children and young people through education and culture”


4-5 September 2017

Durham, United Kingdom 

This workshop has been organised by the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), together with Durham University. 



The conference builds on ongoing CERI work to improve our understanding of how creativity skills can be visibly and tangibly articulated by teachers, students and policy makers, and learnt and assessed as part of the curriculum. The meeting aimed to bring together two types of practices around creativity: pedagogical practices in formal education, and cultural practices in out-of-school education or through partnerships of cultural agencies with schools. It provided a forum for policy makers, teachers, cultural practitioners and academics to share experiences and reflect on initiatives in these areas.

Themes for the conference sessions included:

  • The relationship between creativity and traditional learning outcomes
  • Signature pedagogies to develop students’ creativity across school subjects
  • Curricular and assessment frameworks to support the teaching and learning of creative skills
  • The role of cultural education programmes and out-of-school learning in developing creativity
  • Strategies for supporting teachers and cultural agents in embedding creative skills into their work
  • The relationship between creativity, socio-emotional skills and well-being



Agenda and workshop description

Workshop presentations



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