Dr Penny Hay – Creative Transformations

About the Session

This presentation will draw on a range of creative projects that communicate the transformational power of the arts. Penny will share her experience of developing a creative pedagogy, co-designing arts-based enquiries using the city as a campus for learning and an experimental pedagogical site. Signature projects include School Without Walls, Forest of Imagination and House of Imagination. Adults (including artists, educators and mentors) work alongside the children ‘as companions in learning’ to facilitate meaningful, creative enquiries in real life contexts. Penny will draw on her doctoral research ‘Children as artists: how can adults support children’s learning identities as artists?’ and share the AHRC project in Dharavi Mumbai where Compound 13 Lab is an experimental learning space, built on methodological and pedagogical innovation, where issues of work, waste, education and sustainability can be explored to develop an ecological design curriculum for young people and a repertoire of creative learning processes.

About Penny

Dr. Penny Hay is an artist, educator, Reader in Creative Teaching and Learning, Senior Lecturer in Arts Education, School of Education; Research Fellow, Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries; Bath Spa University and Director of Research, House of Imagination. Signature projects include School Without Walls and Forest of Imagination. Penny is also a co-founder of Bath Cultural Education Partnership.

Penny’s doctoral research focused on children’s learning identity as artists. She is Co-Investigator on the AHRC Global Challenges Research project ‘Rethinking waste: Compound 13 Lab’ in Mumbai. Penny is a visiting Lecturer at Plymouth College of Art and co-designed their MA in Creative Education.

Penny coordinates the South West Creative Education Hub, is strand leader for Creative Pedagogy in the Policy, Pedagogy and Practice Research Centre, Associate Director of TRACE at Bath Spa University. She is on the Steering Group of the APPG for Art Craft and Design Education and on the Advisory Groups for the Cultural Learning Alliance, HundrED (Finland), Crafts Council Learning and Development and co-chair of What Next? West and RSA Bath Network.

Penny was awarded by Action for Children’s Arts for her contribution to arts education and by Creative Bath for her work in creative education.

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