Caring and Creative Curriculum

Making Time (as an act of care)

Making Time: Evaluation blog by Dr Becky Parry, an independent arts educator and the arts evaluation partner for Chol. What is an act of care? The answer to this question may seem simple, but Chol have been asking questions about care in the evaluation of their practice as equal playmakers in Imaginary Communities (IC). Much of the focus of this work has…

Children Caring Powerfully: Agency in Imaginary Communities

Children Caring Powerfully: Agency in Imaginary Communities – by Dr Becky Parry This blog is exploratory and the ideas are ‘in development’, but they were inspired by discussions with Imaginary Communities (IC) practitioners as part of the evaluation of the second year of the residency programme, funded by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation.  Creating manifestos for embedding care At our Care and Creativity:…

Care in Imaginary Communities and the Role of the Teacher

By Dr Becky Parry, Evaluation Partner for Chol As part of my role as evaluation partner for Chol Theatre I had the opportunity to observe an Imaginary Communities session at King’s Oak Primary Learning Centre in Wombwell in Barnsley. Lauren, the lead practitioner, had carefully developed her IC approach to respond to the literacy curriculum and support children’s descriptive writing. The children…

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