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Jun 18

Dr Penny Hay to speak at HHCP Biennial Conference: Children’s Agency and the Curriculum

June 18, 2021 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dr Penny Hay, (Reader in Creative Teaching and Learning and Senior Lecturer in Arts Education, School of Education and Research Fellow, CCCI) and Jayne Rochford Smith, Headteacher of St Andrew’s Primary School Bath are speaking at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Pedagogy (0-11) biennial conference Children’s agency and the curriculum. The conference explores to what extent children express their own views and make independent choices in their education.

Agency and dynamic relationships in learning
Penny and Jayne will share their experience of co-designing the whole curriculum to prioritise children’s agency in learning. School Without Walls is a radical creative learning approach that challenges current orthodoxies and informs a shift in the culture of learning, placing children’s agency and engagement in the arts at the heart of the process. School Without Walls offers a creative enquiry-based approach to learning, reconceptualising the whole curriculum with the city as a campus for learning. Jayne will share the St Andrew’s Connected Curriculum that engages children and educators in creative and reflective practice and a curriculum approach that places agency and dynamic relationships at the centre.

This conference is held in collaboration with the Education Learning Trust and the Association for the Study of Primary Education (ASPE) and is focussed on children’s agency: the capacity for children to act independently and make their own choices. The event will include keynotes from experts in education research, practice, and policy, as well as the voices of children themselves.

The conference is free but please book here.


June 18, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm