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International Creative Teacher – Summer School

International Creative Teacher – Summer School

International Creative Teacher – Summer School PROGRAMME

International Creative Teacher Summer School

29–31 August 2018, Newcastle

This intensive and immersive three-day summer school is designed for teachers, educators and creative practitioners from around the world who want to deepen their theoretical and practical knowledge of creativity, creative learning and using the arts across the curriculum.

Challenging and inspiring in equal measure this training will equip you to develop new or enrich your existing creative learning practice and projects for schools or in the community.

Based on CCE’s renowned and globally tested approaches, you will explore the philosophy and principles of creative learning as well as develop strategies and gain the skills to devise and deliver creative approaches within the curriculum and for the learners in your setting.

“Our summer school is a highly practical workshop series designed to create the space for you to reflect on and develop your personal practice.”

Paul Collard, CCE Chief Executive

What will I gain?

This investment in personal growth and development will build your confidence and aspiration to teach creatively and effectively for the challenged your learners face in the 21st century.

You will evidence your learning for validation back home through use of a reflective learning journal, a personal development plan and reference to your active involvement in dialogue and discourse throughout the course.

You will leave the course with an inspiring and invigorated personal learning plan and ideas for new delivery based on inclusive theories and good practice from our work around the globe.

Course outline

This course is ideal for you if you are seeking inspiration and time to focus, and to explore and develop your learning and teaching practice.

It will build your knowledge to plan and produce effective ideas for delivering creative learning in your setting.  It will explore theories and principles that can inform your approach to creativity and using the creative process to enliven the curriculum, creative learning planning or education programmes for which you are responsible.

It will help you think about the tools and resources you have at your disposal and how to deploy these creatively, including your own innate passions and talents.

It will show you how creativity can help children, especially those in disadvantaged communities or who experience marginalisation, engage and excel and, with time, impact positively on confidence, esteem and the enjoyment of learning through life.

Course Leaders

You will be supported throughout by experts who have decades of experience in this specialist field and will be encouraged by a peer group of like-minded and motivated co-learners. The course has been designed and will be delivered by CCE’s Chief Executive, Paul Collard alongside Di Fisher-Naylor, Claire Webster Saaremets and Andrew Garrad.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.  We are looking for a cohort with a wide range of experience and approaches and from a variety of settings.  It will be an advantage to have some interest and experience in creative learning and, if you are an artists or creative practitioner, some experience of working in a classroom setting.


We have two small bursaries for teachers, educators, artists or creative practitioners working in disadvantages communities or in challenged circumstances.  The closing date for bursary applications is 29 April 2018.

Book your place

Book your place

Tuition fee for the summer school is £365 (including light lunch but not including travel or accommodation). You can book your place online here or if you have any questions, please contact us at