Education & Training
Education runs like a golden thread through all of Cultural Co-operation’s 5 programme strands.
All of us, adults and children alike, need to learn about each other and about how to make our way in the increasingly complex world that now surrounds us.
And we need to do this both to sow the seeds of meaningful, self-authored lives for ourselves, and to ensure that others can benefit in the same way, because their wellbeing is fundamentally linked to our own.
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- The Education & Training strand has various elements to it.
- Some are long established and aim to develop children and young people’s insights into, and engagement with, humanity’s glorious range of cultural traditions.
- Others serve the interests and future prospects of adults wishing to embark upon, or further develop, professional careers in the arts and heritage sectors.
- Over nearly 20 years, more than 5,000 children from 150 schools across London have participated in immersive learning workshops that CC has offered them as part of the summer Music Village at a range of national and regional museums.
- Festival workshops and supporting contextual materials, like Teachers Packs, are all Curriculum-linked and seek to impart creative skills, then reinforce them long-term.
- Workshops are led by experts in world cultural traditions, all of whom belong to CC’s Artist Network and have undergone CC’s accredited training for World Heritage Animateurs.
- From 2003-7 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) support enabled this work to evolve into a year-round programme that comprised arts-led teaching residences in 44 London schools over 4 years.
- A new year-round programme 2011-14 programme is planned for World City, to illuminate understanding of the relationship between Citizenship & Heritage.
- In May 2009, CC received provisional approval from HLF to develop and deliver a new programme of training in heritage skills, 2011-12.
- This involves 10 mainstream heritage organizations, like the Southbank Centre, Historic Royal Places and 8 others, including CC itself, hosting thirteen 9-18 month training placements.
- Placements will focus on encouraging greater “reflective diversity” across the arts and heritage sectors, and by the end, of the programme, to have created the basis for a new MA in Diversity in Heritage.