Demystifying Creative Partnerships in Education: "In-reach", "Alternating Currents", and "Radical Compliance"


Public symposium with Fulbright Scholar, Arnold Aprill and leading educators and artists in Tasmania

Start Date

27th Jun 2012 5:00pm

End Date

27th Jun 2012 6:30pm


Rory Spence Lecture Theatre, School of Architecture & Design, Inveresk campus

RSVP / Contact Information

E:; P: 6226 2521


What is necessary to make creative partnerships in education work? Arnold Aprill, the Founder and Lead Consultant of the Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), will discuss the concepts of "in-reach" (the roles and relationships that make partnerships work), "alternating currents" (how leadership is effectively shared and distributed in partnerships), and "radical compliance" (turning mandated learning objectives into inquiry-based explorations). He will present real world examples of how these concepts work in action, and will describe the kinds of professional development and documentation strategies that successfully demystify the process of creating and sustaining meaningful creative partnerships in education.


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 will present a public lecture in Hobart on 19 July.  Click here for further information.


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