Putting the Arts at the Centre of Curriculum and Schooling


Presented by Fulbright Scholar, Arnold Aprill

Start Date

19th Jul 2012 6:00pm

End Date

19th Jul 2012 7:30pm


Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP / Contact Information

E: P: 6226 2521

Click here to access an audio recording of this lecture.

Historically, the Arts have been perceived as a desirable add-on to teaching and learning, but not seen as central to curriculum or schooling. In an information age dependent on innovation and a constantly changing body of knowledge, this will not do. Arnold Aprill, the founder of the Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) will give a lecture/demonstration on what happens when the Arts assume their rightful place at the centre of 21st century education. This presentation will include examples of effective practice and descriptions of educational policies that make these successful strategies possible.


About Arnold Aprill

Arnold Aprill, Founder and Lead Consultant for Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), comes from a background in professional theatre as an award-winning director, producer and playwright. He has taught at the University of Chicago, National Louis University, the University of Mississippi, Columbia College, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is one of the co-authors of Renaissance in the Classroom: Arts Integration and Meaningful Learning, and is a contributor to the Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning. He consults nationally and internationally on the role of the arts in effective school improvement (, and has been recognized for exceptional leadership by the Chicago Community Trust and by the Leadership for a Changing World initiative, supported by the Ford Foundation. Arnold is currently a Fulbright Senior Specialist with the Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania.


Arnold Aprill is presenting at a Public Symposium in Launceston on 27 June.  Click here for information on the symposium.


Presented in collaboration with the Faculty of Education as part of an occasional series, Issues in Education.