Weekly Roundup (4-8 Feb 2013)

8 February 2013

A round-up of this week's news and activities from across the arts, cultural and education sector.

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Culture Hack

Leila Johnston talks about the rise of hack culture and how museum professionals are getting in on the act. In her blog, she includes her experience in taking part of AND Carper's: Inventive City and how young people could better access London's museums and archives using technology.

U-turn over EBacc

Michael Gove, Education Secretary, reveals he will press ahead with major changes to 'discredited' exams and announces national curriculum revamp.

But what does this means to the arts and creative subjects? Charlotte Higgins from The Guardian dips into the subject.

The Cultural Learning Alliance summarised Gove's announcement and released its first response.

A group of teachers known as The Heads' Roundtable recently held a consultation and are writing their own alternative to Michael Gove's EBacc policy.

Arts campaigners who had opposed the EBacc proposals have welcomed the news.

And Chris Sharratt, news editor from an, wonders where does Gove U-turns on EBC leave EBacc?

New funds announced

The first projects to be funded as part of the Digital R&D programme by Arts Council have been announced.

Imaginative Inquiry

Tim Taylor, an Advanced Skills Teacher, believes that children learn more when they use their imagination. Read here

Arts to integrate with the primary curriculum

A new project led by Artis and the Prince's Trust aims to integrate the teaching of core subjects with various art forms by linking primary schools with actors, musicians and dancers. Read here