Creative Body-based Learning

Creative Body-based Learning

We are currently developing a CBL package ready for delivery in the second half of 2018 and beyond. If you are interested in a CBL artist working in your school please contact:
Georgie Davill, Senior Manager, Arts Programs,, 08 8230 1112

Creative Body-Based Learning (CBL) is an umbrella term for the use of artistic processes to deepen and enhance learning experiences across the curriculum, with artists and teachers working together in the classroom.

Research shows that when children use their whole body to learn in a creative and active way, there has been improved interest in learning, school attendance and student attitude resulting in better test outcomes and increased student resilience.

Teachers are also recognising their own professional development and learning through CBL, discovering new techniques to engage with students with whom they’ve previously struggled.

CBL is a long term strategy which is expected to inform education throughout South Australia in coming years.

In 2017 CBL project utilised active and arts-based approaches to engage primary school students in learning the maths curriculum. In 2017 the program involved five professional artists working in eight schools engaging 750 young people in arts rich learning.

> Click here to listen to CBL artist Eliza Lovell's interview with Kinderling (kids radio station) about her work in the CBL program. 

The CBL Project is a partner project led by Carclew, University of South Australia, The Department of Education and Child Development and was initiated by the ART Committee.

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Contact Details

Georgie Davill
Senior Manager, Arts Programs
08 8230 1112