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  • 1. The Arts and Teaching Teaching toYoung Learners
  • 2. Warm upenmot Monetutvags tlimtk Gustav Klimtovugast eamddul Gustavo Dudamelralk fofr Karl Orffnbo ivjo Bon Jovinbe eafclkf Ben Affleck
  • 3. “Today’s students are no longerthe people our educational systemwas designed to teach.” Prensky, M. (2003) p. 30
  • 4. 21st Century Learning Paradigm shift in language education Complex orPositivist EcosystemicParadigm Paradigm Objectivity Subjectivity Linear Non-linear dynamics dynamics PPP TBL T as manager T as facilitator
  • 5. 21st Century Skills 1. Play 2. Performance 3. Simulation 4. Appropriation 5. Multi-tasking 6. Jugdgement 7. Transmedia navigation 8. Collective intelligence 9. Networking 10. Negotiation Jenkins (2006)
  • 6. We need a change!!
  • 7. The Transformative Power of Music “Poverty is not just a lack of a roof or bread, it isalso a spiritual lack – a loneliness and lack ofrecognition. The vicious cycle of poverty can bebroken when a child poor in material possessionsacquires spiritual wealth through music.” Abrue, Jose Antonio
  • 8. A tour to the museum
  • 9. Parts of the body Amadeo Modigliani, Portrait of a young woman
  • 10. George Bellows, Lady Jean
  • 11. Andy Warhol, Portraits
  • 12. What about drama?
  • 13. “Dramatic playing is essential for children’slearning empathy and self-control. Childrenlearn to empathize as they view the world fromother people’s perspectives, including those ofpeers, adults and people in stories” Searls, B (2011)
  • 14. Starting from experience Aaron is sad… Try to comfort Aaron and cheer him up Roleplay
  • 15. Group feedbackRate from 1 – 5 where 5 is the highest1.- How involved were you in the task?2.- How did you work as part of the team?3.- How well did you complete the task.
  • 16. Personal feedbackRate from 1 – 5 where 5 is the highest1. My performance2. My English (fluency/accuracy, etc)3. My contribution to the team4. Complete these sentences I need I feel Next time I will
  • 17. Sarah is happyWrite a facebookmessageSynonyms for happyWhat do you do whenyou are happy?
  • 18. Other performative activitiesGamesStorydramaTPR + I’m going to…Readers’ theater /choral speakingSimulations, improvisationsTheater forms: musicals, mime, danceEtc, etc…
  • 19. Ensuring success•Warm up•Give clear / sufficient instructions•Allow for rehearsal time•Monitor•Give and receive feedback•Those who feel up to it “perform” for an audience•Blend in use of ICTs (anywhere)
  • 20. What about the teacher?“I can take an empty space and call it a bare stage.A man walks across this empty space whilstsomeone else is watching him, and this is all that isneeded for an act of theater to be engaged” Peter Brook (1968)
  • 21. How does this concern us? The moment we stand in front of a group of students or teachers they become the “spectators” and we become the “performers” (whether we like it or not!)
  • 22. Take-away tricks1. Get rid of the clutter
  • 23. 2. Pump yourself with energy with a “hand clasp”and no more “empty gestures”
  • 24. 3. Switch on your “magnetic field” withthe tip of your tongue.
  • 25. And...…shine like a star!Have a happy “back to school”!!
  • 26.