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August 28, 2018
by Jean
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Creative Kids

Earlier in August there was an interesting program in the Radio 4 series ‘Bringing Up Britain’ called ‘Creative Kids’. You can access it on iplayer here

This is the supporting information:

“Are we bringing up children creative enough for the future they face?

The World Economic Forum forecasts that by 2020 creativity will be in the top 3 most important skills for future jobs. Many children going into school now will grow up to do a job that doesn’t yet exist; faced with the challenges of AI, automation, green issues and an ageing population, creativity and imagination will be vital.

To find out where creativity comes from, how best we can nurture it and test the creative health of the nation, Mariella is joined by Vincent Walsh, Professor of Human Brain Research at University College London, Bernadette Duffy, early years consultant, John Last, Vice Chancellor of Norwich University of the Arts and Innovation Manager Nick Skillicorn.” (BBC, 2018, lines 5 -15)

There are two further programs in the series: ‘dealing with aggression’ and ‘parenting in the smartphone age’ that also might be of interest.

Reference:

BBC (2018) Creative Kids. [online] Available from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bd7rvt [Accessed: 28/08/18].

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