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Creative Leadership in Learning at the Sydney Opera House

  • Michael AndersonEmail author
  • Peter O’Connor
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Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 27)

Abstract

The creative leadership in learning program was a partnership between a major performing arts venue and creative learning researchers. This program developed an approach to creative learning that moved beyond the ‘bums on seats’ approach to performing arts venues and reconceptualised young people as creative makers of art rather than just a convenient audience. This chapter reflects on the process‚ providing some of the key underpinnings and some of the theoretical orientations that drove the development of the creative leadership in learning program. It describes the approaches undertaken to offer school leaders an opportunity to reflect on their school’s approach to creativity and to implementant an approach to creative learning in their schools. The chapter describes the relative roles of the partners in the transformation for a major performing arts venue: from a collection of stages to a making place for young people. The program was developed in the hope that this collection of venues could become a creative resource for young people in Sydney and beyond. The chapter concludes with some reflections on partnerships with large performing arts organisations and academic researchers and reflects on the potential of these kinds of programs to reach new and harder to access young people.

Keywords

Partnership Creative learning School leadership Performing arts venue 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sydney School of Education and Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social SciencesUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of Education and Social WorkThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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