Yesterday we (Susanne Buck and I, Flow Associates) were at the Rising Tide conference, hosted by the Royal Opera House Bridge, taking place at Chatham Historic Dockyard. It was all about Navigating the Future of Cultural Learning, and the role of cultural learning at a time of ‘seismic global transformation’. We were there to run… Read More Navigating the future of cultural learning
Exploring the future of work-based learning and cultural heritage Guest post by Laura Lewis-Davies, Museum Education Consultant and Assessor/Internal Verifier for Cultural Heritage qualifications There are a number of fantastic traineeships out there for the cultural heritage sector at the moment. These funded* Work-Based Learning (WBL) placements provide the future cultural heritage workforce with access… Read More But What Next?
I’ve been trying to summarise the ways that digital is bringing change to creativity and culture, but is also seeing countertrends or resistance. This is mostly thinking about impacts on the UK and on young people or cultural education. Please comment and tell me if I’ve missed anything, or got anything wrong. How else is… Read More Digital changing culture
All effective or meaningful learning depends on a good balance between Creative and Methodical modes. MODES Creative Methodical Ways of communicating Connotative Denotative Ways of thinking Divergent and open-ended Convergent and judging Ways of perceiving Inward and reflecting Outward and observing Ways of making Poietic and generative Technical and imitative Creative modes can flourish even… Read More Creativity and self-led learning
Tate Modern has recently opened its new extension over the tanks where oil for the Bankside power station was stored, and now a whole new kind of energy is emerging from its new interactive and youth-friendly spaces, such as Tate Exchange. Battersea Power Station, also designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, is undergoing a similar transformation.… Read More New power stations of the imagination
A New Direction has begun a new piece of research which applies ecological concepts to understand creative and cultural ecosystems, and how they can be nurtured for the future benefit of children and young people. They have been doing research into equality of access to cultural opportunities in a changing and varied city, and realised… Read More Adding to Creative Ecosystems