Professional Development

Conferences & CPD


Where Have All The Boys Gone?

Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

In recent years the underachievement of boys in art, craft and design has become an issue of concern. There are now twice as many girls than boys choosing to continue with the subject at KS4. Girls achieve higher results and the gap between genders in A-C grades is significant.

Although there is little subject specific research, there is evidence in Ofsted reports and in anecdotal evidence that schools can address this problem with targeted intervention. This is related to curriculum design and teaching styles and of how (most) boys work and how it is different or similar to girls.

This course will help you understand the issues, and to address them by looking at the evidence, discussing how you can develop more inclusive learning models at all key stages and make the subject meaningful, relevant and engaging to 21st century learners.

It will support you in developing realistic and achievable strategies to make changes, to identify your own CPD needs and to achieve the goal of getting boys back into art, craft and design and improving their attainment.

Susan Coles has been running courses on this topic for twelve years nationally and will be sharing case studies from teachers and schools she has worked with. Susan will share her own experiences of developing courses which have proved highly popular with boys, without excluding girls.

Venue: Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG
Date: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Time: 10am-3.30pm
Cost: NSEAD member £150, non member £180 to include lunch and refreshments.
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This event is organised by the NSEAD