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Educating for Innovation Seminar 2011

The role of contemporary arts programs in increasing the innovation of children and young people was explored at the Educating for Innovation seminar on 4 March 2011.

The seminar was a partnership between the Commissioner, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), CREATEC at Edith Cowan University and Rio Tinto and was attended by nearly 100 education and arts representatives.

Keynote speaker, Director of Learning at Tate UK Anna Cutler, discussed the conditions for encouraging innovation – drawing examples from her work on the development of a ‘Manifesto for a Creative Britain’ and outlining her future vision for Tate’s learning program.

The Commissioner, Roseworth Primary School Principal Geoff Metcalf and CREATEC Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Julie Robson discussed creative initiatives that are providing innovation opportunities for Western Australian children and young people.