Rethinking Creativity: Sevenoaks School International Education Symposium

Friday 16 and Saturday 17 October 2020 

Our symposium will explore the value, challenge and reward of thinking ‘creatively’ about many different elements of school curricula and pedagogy.  We will interrogate elements such as:

  • what it means to be a creative teacher and learner 
  • whether creativity can easily be taught 
  • whether creativity should be assessed 
  • what creative curriculums look like 
  • the meaning and importance of arts subjects 
  • whether and how creativity can attend to notions of character education and student wellbeing 
  • the role of new technologies 
  • the way ‘connectedness’ can inform whole school approaches

We are thrilled to have confirmed keynote talks from Professor of Public Engagement at the University of Birmingham, biological anthropologist, writer and broadcaster, Alice Roberts; author, broadcaster and Professor of Children's Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London Michael Rosen; Director of the Centre for Real World Learning and Professor of Learning at University of Winchester Bill Lucas; writer, broadcaster and Tech Philosopher Tom Chatfield; Professor of Natural Philosophy at University of York, Tom McLeish; Former English teacher, now writer, speaker and consultant, David Didau.

UK and International school leaders, teachers, and academics are being inviting to deliver sessions (in the format of a research paper/presentation, workshop, or performance/arts-based session)  around our four sub themes:

  • Teaching and learning creatively
  • Learning about creativity
  • Developing creative curricula
  • The business of creativity

Book your ticket for this exciting CPD opportunity - hear from our fascinating speakers, network and share ideas with a broad range of international teachers and education professionals, and learn about the latest research and innovation concerning creativity in education. 

Symposium tickets can now be booked via Eventbrite - please contact us on with any queries. 

The symposium is led by the Institute of Teaching and Learning, a philanthropic partnership between the Aitia Institute and Sevenoaks School Foundation to support the advancement of teaching and learning at Sevenoaks School.