Earlier this year we claimed victory as the Government abandoned plans to sideline art and design in secondary education.
Just two months after that announcement, the curriculum has again been criticised with claims that it is prioritising 'life skills' over other art and design disciplines. Sir James Dyson was at the forefront of this outcry, claiming, “Britain needs these practical minds if it is to compete in the world…. But D&T teaching in our classrooms will now bring together cookery, construction and horticulture.”
So, is the debate really over?
We're bringing together a panel of some of the top thinkers to present their vision for creative education and discuss the challenges we face getting there.
Jonathan Freedland, Guardian (Chair)
Lord David Puttnam
Neville Brody, D&AD President
Emily Campbell, Creative Education Trust
David Erixon, HyperIsland
Dave Birss, Additive
Join us to hear their thoughts and to join in the conversation.
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Illustration by Joanna Houghton, Graduate Academy attendee 2012