The Geography of Creative Decline

Schools Week has reported here that DfE figures [not that I could find them on the Gov UK site] predict creative subjects at GCSE are and will continue to decline as Ebaac subjects continue to grow, these latter becoming mandatory and therefore part of a school’s central measurement for success.

So, for example, teacher training courses for Geographers have increased whilst those for creative subjects have fallen. Students of the future will know where the Cairngorms are but not understand Coleridge’s artistic maxim on ‘suspension of disbelief’, or how to write a story. A horror story.

And if only we could apply Coleridge’s adage to this reality, though of course it is better to see it for what it is.

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