Why and How? 2020
Join us for a day of talks, workshops, networking and discussion as we explore, stretch and question creative approaches to engage children with SEND.
This conference will provide a space for attendees to consider approaches and develop ideas around the nature and value of cultural and creative engagement for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Attendees will explore their own creativity and share ideas and experiences while taking part and contributing to talks, round-table discussions and practical workshops.
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● Fully booked
Saturday 28 March 2020
10am — 6pm
Meet in the front hall of Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
£75. £55 reductions and disabled concession.
Schedule of the day
Join us for a variety of talks, discussions and workshops from experts working creatively with children with SEND!
• Professor Adam Boddison, Chief Executive of nasen
• Gemma Wright, Head of Education at Camden Arts Centre
• Paul Morrow, co-author of the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto
All activities will be geared towards educators working creatively with children with SEND in both school and museum settings. For a full list of presenters and activities, please download a schedule.
The Evaluation Project
Your feedback is extremely important to us and helps us shape future conferences. At Why & How? 2020, we want to demonstrate and practice alternative evaluation methods.
As a conference attendee, you’ll be invited to respond throughout the day to three key themes using drawing, colour, writing and more. The evaluation themes are:
• Attitudes: preconceptions about creative experiences for children and young people with SEND. How can we challenge these preconceptions?
• Pedagogy: the transmission of knowledge between people and the situation in which this occurs. How can we explore and expand pedagogy?
• Practice: the way in which we engage with creative experiences and make art. How can we stretch the boundaries of creative experiences for children with SEND?
Before the final panel discussion, you’ll be asked to respond creatively to the question: where next?
The Evaluation Project will be facilitated by Paul Morrow, co-founder of the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto.
It was a rich day in all respects that allowed for sharing of knowledge and exchanging best practice. There was opportunity for networking and workshops, an inspiring keynote and panel discussion.
Why & How? 2019 attendee