Postgraduate MA

Creative Learning: Innovation and Inclusion for Social Change

Inspire young people to become creative thinkers by developing innovative and inclusive approaches to teaching and learning.

Creative Learning: Innovation and Inclusion for Social Change

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Distance Learning
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    1 Year
  • Start date

    20 Sep 2021

Gain an in-depth understanding of creative pedagogies and how they empower young learners. This future-facing course will address contemporary social justice issues and promote active citizenship through the arts.

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Explore cutting-edge practice in the creative arts, including drama, oral storytelling, theatre in education and creative writing
  • Develop innovative ways to promote purposeful and holistic learning in educational and community settings
  • Challenge young learners to create powerful and transformative story worlds across art forms, creating a sense of community, wellbeing and empowerment
  • Create culturally relevant teaching and learning opportunities to become a creative educator who places young people at the centre of their own learning
  • Work with an experienced team of published educators and arts-based organisations across Yorkshire
  • Develop the confidence and skills to work with and inspire young people

You’ll be taught by a range of multidisciplinary and diverse artists, philosophical thinkers, teachers and researchers engaged in addressing issues such as climate change through the arts. The course teaching team includes practice-based researchers Lisa Stephenson and Dr Tom Dobson, experts in drama and creative writing pedagogies respectively, who will share their live projects* with you.

You’ll be invited to join Story Makers Company, an organisation founded by Lisa to give young people the power to create stories through drama and creative writing. This will provide access to a network of international artist educators, giving you placement prospects and the opportunity to share our innovative curriculum work with schools and cultural partners. 

Placement opportunities will enable you to put your skills into practice. You might already be working in a school where you’ll have the option to apply your learning to new creative processes. Alternatively, we can place you with one of our partners in mainstream or community settings, such as The Royal Armouries or the Leeds Playhouse

*Projects include published stories by the Story Makers Press and work with schools on the trans-European project.

Why study Creative Learning: Innovation & Inclusion for Social Change at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Guest lectures delivered by industry professionals
  2. Fantastic placement opportunities
  3. Professionally experienced expert teaching team
  4. Dedicated pastoral care team
  5. Strong and meaningful partnerships with schools and community organisations
  6. Opportunity to contribute to live research projects which promote social change


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