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The Creative Partnerships Curriculum Projects at Kingstone School Barnsley and Queensbridge School Birmingham


November 3, 2008

Author: Martin Fautley, Maria Gee, Richard Hatcher and Elaine Millard

Institution: Birmingham City University

Full reference: Fautley, M., Gee, M., Hatcher, R., and Millard, E. (2008) The Creative Partnerships Curriculum Projects at Kingstone School Barnsley and Queensbridge School Birmingham. Newcastle: Creativity, Culture and Education

Summary of key findings

This report is the result of a two-year research project in the school years 2006-7 and 2007-8 into the impact on school change of creative curriculum projects in two secondary schools: Kingstone School in Barnsley and Queensbridge Visual and Performing Arts College in Birmingham. Both schools had utilised drama-based creative teaching approaches. The research set out to assess the effectiveness of the projects in transforming teaching and learning and to identify, analyse and theorise the underlying pedagogical and institutional change processes generated.

The report examines elements of the new approach and the characteristics of the new pedagogy that evolved. It looks at the extent to which Creative Partnerships enabled change to take place, and identifies factors that had contributed to success and those limiting the processes of change.

Methodology

Data was collected through interviews with teachers, headteachers, and students, individually and in groups. A range of students’ written work was also analysed.

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