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Creative Learning: Innovation and Inclusion for Social Change PG Cert

Creative Learning: Innovation and Inclusion for Social Change PG Cert

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Study mode

Distance without attendance


5 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Learning Theory Politics Social Studies Management Of Change & Innovation Social Policy / Administration

Course type


Course Summary


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.


Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.

Our silver status in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, reflects our commitment to deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.


Develop your understanding of the arts-based teaching and apply this to an educational setting. You'll build skills in emergent and responsive planning, whilst gaining rich and complex social, cultural and educational communities of practice.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional.