- Action research (6 posts)
- Artist CPD (11 posts)
- Barriers to participation (2 posts)
- Change management (8 posts)
- Co-construction (3 posts)
- Community cohesion (12 posts)
- Creative curriculum development (13 posts)
- Creative teaching and learning (28 posts)
- Cross-curricular working (21 posts)
- Developing school ethos (6 posts)
- Disability awareness (4 posts)
- Diversity (3 posts)
- Exchanges and trips (4 posts)
- Experiential learning (6 posts)
- Extracurricular work (3 posts)
- Learning outcomes for artists (23 posts)
- Learning outcomes for teachers (27 posts)
- Learning outcomes for young people (37 posts)
- Learning styles (13 posts)
- Mentoring (2 posts)
- Outdoor learning environment (1 post)
- Parent engagement (4 posts)
- Participation and engagement (29 posts)
- Partnerships (37 posts)
- Role of the practitioner (32 posts)
- School networks (2 posts)
- Teacher CPD (17 posts)
- Whole school working (13 posts)
- Young people in decision making role (9 posts)
- Youth leadership (5 posts)
- Youth voice (16 posts)
Essays on engaging young people in participatory arts and education
This suite of research papers on the topic of meaningful engagement of young people discusses youth empowerment in the areas of education and school and creative practices.
A New Direction Schools Forum: Effective Partnership WorkingThis resource summarises key ideas from schools and arts & cultural organisations from a series of discussions around six different…
Co-construction of LearningA case study exploring examples of creative projects which supported young people to guide school change through 'co-construction'.
Outcomes for the 21st CenturyA case study examining the skills development and learning outcomes for young people within creative participatory practices.
Young People Taking the LeadA case study examining creative projects in four London schools which supported students to steer change in their schools.
Youth Peer to Peer: A Model of EngagementA case study exploring the development of youth voice and empowerment through aerial theatre.
Three papers offer different examples of projects and different engagement approaches across 4 years of work: engagement through developing youth voice; young people as co-constructors of their own learning; and young people steering change. The papers consider the conditions for empowering young people, the role a creative practitioner can play to support equal collaborations, artistic development, professional development skills, and the outcomes and lessons learnt for all partners in the process. The fourth paper takes this learning forward to consider the importance of youth engagement in creative practices for increasing capabilities fit for the 21st Century.
In each essay we see young people not only engaging with the arts but participating in a broader educational experience. One that utilises the collaborative approaches and critical thinking skills that creative practices demand in order that they can evaluate the quality of their learning environment and articulate their own personal needs/requirements as equal partners in the school institution.
You can browse our full collection of resources in this theme here