Creative Body-based Learning
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.
The 2017 CBL project utilises active and arts-based approaches to engage primary school students in learning the maths curriculum. Now in its second year, the program will see five professional artists working in eight schools engaging 750 young people in arts rich learning.
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.