Why are we not resourcing all teachers to be creatives?

Jun 2019 | News

Opinion: Why is the Government putting ‘creatives’ in schools rather than resourcing all teachers to be creative, asks Peter O’Connor.

Why do I feel a little sick in my stomach, rather than excited, about the newly announced government initiative, Creatives in Schools? The word creative is an adjective, it describes a process where novel, beautiful and wondrous things are made.

Creatives in Schools uses creative as a noun, and as such, creates a false, and I believe unhelpful, binary that suggests there are creatives and non-creatives. The reality is that we are all inherently creative and it’s important that teachers see themselves that way, with or without a visiting ‘creative’ in their classroom.

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