Festival of the Future 2021 - Curious Creatives: Art from a Child's Perspective

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


    There is growing concern that creative subjects such as art, music, and drama are being side-lined in schools in favour of other subjects. However, creative education is also seen as a crucial step in developing skills in young children. This is especially relevant in the city of Dundee, where skilled creative people support our growing creative industries.

    So how do we make sure arts education is delivered in a way that benefits children’s development?

    Dr Anna Robb from the University of Dundee, explored why it is important to include children when developing school lessons and careers advice for the future. This presentation will draw on research focused on young children’s experiences of visual art in the home, at school, and within in the local community. Anna will give examples of how our relationships with school subjects, such as art, inform our identities from an early age.
    Period5 Oct 2021
    Event titleFestival of the Future 2021: The University of Dundee's flagship festival programme that celebrates and enhances collaboration between science, art, and culture.
    Event typeOther
    LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionNational


    • Primary school
    • primary teachers
    • creative education
    • Creativity