Creative Skills and the Arts: Equipping Students for the Future - S721

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  • Bill Watkin

    Bill Watkin

    Chief Executive Officer, Sixth Form Colleges Association


In the UK, sixth form colleges for 16- to 19-year-olds offer a broad curriculum and specialist expertise to ensure that young people realize their dreams of university success and a professional career. Creative skills and digital literacy are essential skills for effectiveness in the workplace and the wider world. In this session, hear from Bill Watkin, CEO of the Sixth Form Colleges Association, as he discusses the importance of putting creativity and the arts at the heart of learning, ensuring that the next generation develops their creative skills and artistic sensitivities and maximizes their employability, potential to access higher education, and ability to communicate with others.

He’ll highlight:

  • Programs and initiatives that have brought industry leaders and innovators together with educators
  • Platforms to showcase students’ creative work, such as the SFCA Art Exhibition 2021: Fake News

Technical Level: General Audience

Session Type: Session

Category: Creativity in the Classroom

Track: Education

Audience: Educator

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