Professor Robyn Ewing
Currently professor of Teacher Education and the Arts, Faculty of Education and Social Work, at the University of Sydney, and a former primary teacher, Robyn has a passion for imaginative teaching and learning at all levels of education. In the areas of English and the Arts, Robyn's research and writing has particularly focused on the use of drama strategies with quality children's literature to develop children's critical literacy, 'storying' and narrative writing. She is working with Sydney Theatre Company on a professional learning program for primary teachers, is vice president of SSF Board and national president of Australian Literacy Educators Association.
Creative Writing as Freedom, Education as Exploration
Date: Saturday 25 May
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Venue: Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4.5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Cost: Free, no bookings
Creative writing is more than just words on a page; it's freedom. How does an arts education contribute to the development of a child's imaginative freedom? And how does this freedom impact on the rest of their life? A growing body of evidence says the impact is deep and wide. Renowned children's author Libby Gleeson discusses these issues with Professor Robyn Ewing and Teya Dusseldorp. Chair: novelist Debra Adelaide.
Presented by Sydney PEN.