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Character and creativity for the curriculum

14 February 2014

Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt has spoken at a conference on creativity in education, on the theme of schools teaching character.

In his address at the AQA Creative Education conference, Mr Hunt called for character, creativity and resilience to be taught in England's schools. He argued that the themes are “vitally important in preparing young people for the economy of the future” and added that he wants the teaching of resilience and character to be included in courses at teacher training colleges.

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