ARTinED webinar presentation


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ARTinED webinar 27 November 2012

'ARTinED - A new approach to education using the arts', is a significant European Union funded education project that is designing innovative methodologies to add creativity in to primary schools through the arts, as a key component of every school subject.

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ARTinED webinar presentation

  1. 1. ARTinED ARTinED Presentation The project ‘ArtinEd - A new approach to education using the arts ’ has been funded with support fromthe European Commission. This document reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  2. 2. ARTinED
  3. 3. ARTinEDMission To build innovative methodologies to add the arts and creativity in to primary schools through the arts, as a key component of every school subject
  4. 4. ARTinEDWhy To support : • Creative abilities • Self-expression • Learning abilities • Transversal competencies • Engagement • Fun
  5. 5. ARTinEDWhy art integration Closes the achievement gap Makes learning fun A strategy that is easy to implement – (all social levels) (Rabkin & Redmont, 2005) Students gain (Deasy & Stevenson 2005) : • Increased concentration • Better cooperation • Higher comprehension • More self-esteem • Better results The arts make students want to learn.
  6. 6. ARTinED Neurological level A 100 billion neurons, 50 trillion synapses, begging to hook up (Hall, 2005). A childs learning environment alters brain synapses (Bransford, 1999) Brain development inhibited by restricting physical activity (Begley, 1996)Arts integration creates a highly stimulating learning environment. The limit of language is not the limit of thinking
  7. 7. ARTinEDHow it works Creates a highly stimulating learning environment Students work in groups and move around the classroom Drama and dance allow kinaesthetically learning Emotion becomes an important part of learning (Rabkin & Redmont, 2005) Arts domains: • Verbal (literary arts) • Visual/spatial (visual arts) • Musical • Body/kinesthetic (dance/drama)
  8. 8. ARTinEDAlso the teachers • More collaborative • More creative and artistic • More enthusiastic • More likely to participate in professional development • Will acquire a broader repertoire of teaching strategies
  9. 9. ARTinEDHow Building : • A methodology • In-service teacher training course • Sample course for primary schools
  10. 10. ARTinEDThe sample course On the environment : • Cross-curricular • Developing subject • Room for innovation
  11. 11. ARTinEDThe sample course • Piloted in primary schools in 6 European countries • On environmental education (a cross-curricular subject) • Using music, visual arts, dance & creative writing/storytelling • About wind, water, sun, soil, air
  12. 12. ARTinEDPiloting so far In: Italy Romania Sweden UK
  13. 13. ARTinEDPiloting – Creative writing
  14. 14. ARTinEDPiloting – Dance
  15. 15. ARTinEDPiloting
  16. 16. ARTinEDTeachers Getting involved By: • Autonomously piloting parts of the course • Using the final course (or parts) • Attending workshops (online & offline) • Taking the in-service training course
  17. 17. ARTinED Website: Wiki site: Get Involved form in the project: