Creative Ecosystems

New Approaches to the Cultural Learning Ecology

Our Creative Ecosystems research examines whether it may be useful to shift away from a focus on provision and the mapping of cultural assets to a more ecological approach which considers children and young people’s engagement as taking place within an interconnected, creative ecosystem.

Thinking about children and young people’s cultural engagement in a more ecological way prompts a range of interesting questions including; what is involved in examining a cultural learning ecosystem? What might a thriving ecosystem look like? And how it may be nurtured?

It also raises considerations around how we define, discuss and value cultural engagement and participation.


1 July 2016


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