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Young children’s agency and rights in creative and cultural experiences

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Thursday 13 June 2024

4.00pm - 5.00pm




Online, Faculty of Education


Early Years Education

A child moulding clay

In this online reading group, Ruth Churchill Dower will share her recent work on creative potential in early childhood education.

Ruth Churchill Dower is a PhD scholar at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), researching nonlingual children’s embodied expressions. Her latest book, Creativity and The Arts in Early Childhood, explores the origins, impacts and conditions for creative potential to be unfolded and how different artforms can support early childhood practices, especially for neurodivergent children.

Event programme (online)

4 – 4.30pm: Ruth Churchill Dower will will discuss her thinking around creativity, rights and agency for young children. The reading can be found at the following link:

  • Churchill Dower, R. (2020) Creativity and the arts in early childhood : supporting young children’s development and wellbeing. London: Jessica Kingsley. Chapter 5

Creativity and The Arts in Early Childhood (Focused reading: ebook in Edge Hill University library)

4.30 – 5pm: We will have time for questions and a group discussion surrounding responses to the following questions:

  • How do children and educators benefit from creativity in their day to day life?
  • How can we nurture the right to arts and culture in practice?
  • How can creativity be nurtured in daily EYFS life?
Discover more about our Children’s Agency and Rights in Education Group

Who is this event for?

Current students Researchers Teachers, tutors and careers advisers


For enquiries about this online event, please get in touch with [email protected].