Curriculum: Language & Intercultural Education

Leading on the creative mind and its application to pedagogy, classroom, curriculum and the development of teachers, students and pupils, we see creativity and the ability to change things for the better as fundamental to human flourishing.

The group is firstly committed to identifying, developing, honouring and practising our own unique creative strengths - in relationships, self-understanding, arts, humanities, sciences or the links between them. Placing these gifts within a clear values framework the group seeks to support others in discovering, celebrating and using their passions to the benefit of young people in schools and in further and higher education.

We specialise in research and knowledge exchange that highlights, promotes or introduces creativity and innovation to schools, further and higher education. Our work might involve new ideas in curriculum or classroom design, subject application or approaches to pedagogy. It may also work with innovative uses of technology, environment or other resources or explore imaginative ways of supporting, motivating and engaging students.

Theme Leaders

Gemma van Vuuren-Cassar and Simon Holt

Barnes, J. and Shirley, I. (2007) Strangely familiar: cross-curricular and creative thinking in teacher education, Improving Schools, vol. 10. no. 2, pp. 289–306.

Barnes, J., Hope, G. and Scoffham, S. (2008) A conversation about creative teaching and learning, in A. Craft, T. Cremin and P. Burnard (eds), Creative Learning 3–11 and How we Document it. Stoke on Trent: Trentham Books.

Scoffham, S. and Barnes, J. (2009) Transformational experiences and deep learning: the impact of an intercultural study visit to India on UK initial teacher education students, Journal of Education for Teaching, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 257–70.

Barnes, J. (2010b) The Generate Project: curricular and pedagogical inspiration from parents working with their children, Improving Schools, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 143–57.

Scoffham, S and Barnes, J. (2012) Happiness Matters: Toward a pedagogy of happiness and well-being, Curriculum Journal, Vol. 22:4 pp.535-548

Barnes, J. (2013) Drama to promote well-being in 6 and 7 year olds with language and communication difficulties: The Speech Bubbles Project, Perspectives in Public Health.

Barnes, J.  (2014) The Haringey Lullabies project; music enhancing health and education outcomes in an early years setting, Report published by the Sidney de Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health.





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