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.