Creativity is at the heart of the resource. AGENDA has been written as a series of suggestions for you to build on creatively.
A key aim of AGENDA is to show you how working creatively can support children and young people in sharing what matters to them across a range of relationship and sexuality education (RSE) issues.
We can start by asking the question, ‘What does it mean to get creative?’
All the activities and case studies on the AGENDA website combine creative methods (e.g. drama, drawing, dance) with creative pedagogy (i.e. when uncertainty and curiosity are folded into the mix).
Working in the creative mode, such as story-telling, crafting, movement or music enables us to become more aware of what matters to children and young people.
They can enable you to find out what children and young people do and don’t know, and what they would like to learn more about and why. This process is sometimes referred to as ‘age appropriate’ or ‘developmentally appropriate’ teaching.
Being creative involves the six elements outlined in this section.