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The Creative Curriculum by Arts Centre Melbourne

The Creative Curriculum is a professional development program designed to enable teachers in all disciplines to build the skills and confidence that will enable them to use performing arts practice in everyday classroom teaching and curriculum delivery.

The Creative Curriculum is delivered by Arts Centre Melbourne’s team of professional Teaching Artists (practicing artists with strong teaching backgrounds and school experience). It’s an investment in capacity building aiming to develop the repertoire of skills a teacher can draw on in their day-to-day teaching practice and, by extension, offer ongoing benefits to both the school and its students through those enhanced teaching skills.

The Creative Curriculum is designed around four artform areas: body & text, sound & rhythm, visuals & objects, movement & shape. The methods and activities used in the workshop are designed to be accessible to any teacher and capable of being replicated in a variety of educational settings using only resources that are generally found in the classroom or the school environment, or within the imaginations of the students.

The Creative Curriculum is delivered in two parts –

TERM 2:

The Creative Curriculum (Part One)

Part One (full day workshop) – the Teacher participates in a full day workshop in a regional area (with other teachers from different schools), working with the team of Teaching Artists to develop skills in specific artform areas and then exploring ways of applying them to teaching and classroom practice.

Tour dates: 1-5 June

TERM 3:

The Creative Curriculum (Part Two)

Part Two (in-school extension) – one member of Arts Centre Melbourne’s Teaching Artist Team visits the school to assist in the development of ideas and strategies aimed at implementing performing arts practice within an area of the curriculum chosen by the teacher. This can be focused on individual classes, year levels or the school as a whole.

Tour dates: 3-14 August

There are three ways the Creative Curriculum can be incorporated into the school programme:

  1. Strategies and ideas for using performing arts practice in the delivery of non-performing arts areas of the curriculum.
  2. Strategies and ideas for introducing, developing or extending performing arts practice in the school curriculum.
  3. Strategies and ideas for changing or revitalising existing models of performing arts practice in the school.

The Creative Curriculum can be adapted for use at all levels of primary and secondary school. It can also be applied to community-based youth groups and schools or groups engaging young people with disabilities.

Interested? Click here to get in touch with our Arts & Education Manager, Pippin Davies.

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