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Cowley, S. (2004) Getting the Buggers to Write 2. 2nd ed. London: Continuum International Publishing Group.

Cowley, S. (2007) Getting the Buggers to Think. 2nd ed. London: Continuum International Publishing Group. Continue reading


Scotland, The Future and Reflective Practitioners: A personal report on the value of reflection and professional enquiry

Creative Industries invest heavily in individual talent, creativity and skill. According to a Creative & Cultural Skills report in 2011, the thirteen industries that define the sector currently account for £37,610 per head in annual economic contribution compared to £31,800 GVA per head for the rest of the United Kingdom’s combined economy (Creative & Cultural Skills 2011). Furthermore, considering the steady rise in the creative sector’s economic contribution per annum, in not only the UK but in terms of the global economy, competition for a creative workforce with an entrepreneurial mind is becoming increasingly topical. Government bodies and agencies are now beginning to plan strategically to safeguard employment and opportunity for the next generation. With a plan to pursue a career in the Scottish education system as a primary school teacher it is crucially important that I understand: Continue reading