Revolutionising the definition of creativity in education

A new report launched by the Australia Council in partnership with Sydney Opera House shows that creative learning models better prepare students across a range of academic subjects, not just those arts associated.

The Australia Council for the Arts has long placed value in research, and its capacity to shape our future creative landscape. But when that research impacts the future education of a next generation – starting with how creativity is taught in schools holistically across a range of academic subjects – then all Australians should be listening, not just arts professionals.

This week, the peak organisation released new findings – in partnership with Sydney Opera House’s Creative Leadership in Learning program (CLIL) – that demonstrate ‘creative learning approaches help build confidence, improve academic engagement and prepare young people for future disruption and change. It also transforms teaching staff and the school community.’

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina