Teaching through Arts activities

Workshop Objetive

The objective is to provide teachers with new and holistic skills and to find solutions for the modernization of curricula, develop new and more effective teaching methods, raise the standards, variety and quality of education. It is important to consider the increasing presence that the Cultural and Creative Sector plays in our economies not least as a mean of fostering innovation and thus to provide teachers with a set of skills to better face these changes in society.

INTRODUCTION:

Learners will be introduced to ways of teaching traditional school matters through different art disciplines and practical activities. These teaching tools will encourage teachers to better engage students in practical learning mechanisms through a participative and a creative approach that could be translated into involving students in making a movie or animation themselves based on an historic event, in planning a short theatre piece based on a piece of literature, and so on. Positive effects will be not only on general knowledge but also on practical, technical and on transversals skills such as entrepreneurial skills. This workshop will focus on teaching and learning, undertaking panel discussions and activities and the networking and sharing of ideas in relation to new ways of teaching and engaging students with an eye to the role of Culture, Arts and the Creative sector. This set of workshops is meant in a broad way and could include formal and non-formal education and different students groups: teenagers, adults and seniors and people at risk of social exclusion.

Day 1_ Welcome – Creative Thinking

Day 2_ Teaching through Drawing

Day 3_ Teaching through Theatre

Day 4_ Teaching through Film Making or Animation

Day 5_ Teaching through Photography