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Creativity Collaboratives: Penryn Partnership

24 January 2022 - 1 December 2024

PI/s in Exeter: Associate Professor Kerry Chappell

Research partners: Penryn College

Funding awarded: (total funding of £ 31,000)

Sponsor(s): Arts Council England

About the research

The Penryn Partnership is one of a national cohort of Creativity Collaboratives, a programme commissioned by Arts Council England. The Creativity Collaboratives are networks of schools that have been established to test innovative practices in teaching for creativity, and to share learning to facilitate system-wide change.

The Penryn Partnership is exploring how teaching for creativity across the curriculum prepares young people for their future in a changing workforce, working in partnership to establish a creative strategy and pedagogy to ensure students are best prepared for the modern workforce. The Partnership is based around Penryn College and includes a network of local primary schools and local industry partners as well as the University of Exeter. Together we will be researching, developing and testing a range of teaching and learning strategies leading to systemic changes in practice in teaching for creativity.

The UoE team is Kerry Chappell, Alex Thornton and Ursula Crickmay and we are working together with Sarah Childs, Creativity Collaboratives Penryn Partnership Lead, and with colleagues in schools including Penryn College and neighbouring primary schools.

Year 2 report and details of Creativity Collaboratives here.