Creative Education and Musical Futures

The concept of creativity as a desirable attribute within education is long-standing. Creative and Critical Thinking is a General Capability in the Australian National Curriculum and teachers are being asked to teach both with and for creativity. This study focussed initially on developing a professional learning model for Creative Education with Musical Futures Champion teachers in Victoria and the UK by linking UNESCO’s Principles for Nurturing Creative Thinking (2014) research and the Quality Music Education Framework (DET, 2018), which was developed by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. The second phase of the research is concentrating on how artistic pedagogies support a creative environment.


  • McCoy Seed Fund


  • Associate Professor Neryl Jeanneret
  • Dr Emily Wilson

Research partners

  • Musical Futures International
    Anna Gower, Musical Futures UK