Creative Learning Network

Partnership projects and training for teachers and creative practitioners.

The Creative Learning Networks across Scotland were established to encourage teachers and educators to develop creative thinking and entrepreneurial skills in learners, to enable them to compete is an ever changing global market as creative leaders & thinkers in the 21st Century.

The CLN programme includes:

Action Research partnership projects between Teachers & Creative Practitioners

Training programme for artists & creative practitioners working in Education

CLPL twilight sessions for teachers, educators and creative practitioners for 2016/17:

  • Introduction to Creative Learning approaches & HGIOS4 3.3 Creativity & Employability
  • What’s in the box? (object or building)- Ways to develop curiosity in learners
  • Visual Literacy- using contemporary devices to engage young people – as a resource and tool.
  • How to think like an artist? Looking at the creative habits of mind & ability to develop these thinking skills across all learning?
  • Visualising Learning – How do young people visualise and understand their own learning? Using creative learning & philosophy for children approaches we will look at encouraging big questions & ability to communicate thinking.
  • Creating Space – Hands on making space for teachers & educators to make, led by professional artists as a starting point (& opportunity for peer skill sharing).

If you would like to work in partnership, develop an idea and host a CLPL event please contact:

Helen O’Brien
Creative Learning Officer
01738 477679

We are also running Creative Learning CLPLs for P&K teachers and educators through the ECS Learning Hub. Pleas book a place directly through the learning hub website:

Next Training Opportunity

CLPL Thursday 11th May 4-6pm

Developing Skills at Stanley Mills: Innovative approaches to developing the young workforce

Culture Perth & Kinross & Historic Environment Scotland have teamed up to offer this CLPL opportunity using Stanley Mills as our resource.

The session will aim to:

• Empower teachers to use heritage to support the development of key transferable skills.
• Highlight creative approaches for developing the young workforce through archaeology.
• Demonstrate the value of the process of learning in supporting skills development.
• Encourage use of Stanley Mills as a learning resource to support different areas of the curriculum.

Through the process of discovering the history and archaeology of Stanley Mills we hope to:

• Enhance understanding of the potential of archaeology and heritage to support different subject areas of the curriculum and particularly core skills.
• Increased confidence in visiting heritage sites and how they can be used as a learning resource.
• Increased awareness of the different approaches that can be used for Developing the Young Workforce.
• Increased awareness of how a process can support skills for life, learning and work.

To book a place please email or phone 01738 477679

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