Inclusive Education through Arts

Summary Objectives Summary “Creativity concerns what we do with our abilities”,David. N.  Perkins, “The Mind’s best work”,1942 Different people learn in different ways. Each of us develops his or her learning style, capacities, preferences, and limitations. Some prefer to start with practical action and then reflect on what does or does not work, others prefer to have the theoretical explanation first. It’s important to learn how to combine positive sides of different personal styles and different methodological approaches to reach as many people as possible. We learn from…

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Storytelling and digital filmmaking in the classroom (2 Weeks)

Summary Purpose Objectives Summary Storytelling is a human need that occurred since our ancestors used to live in caves. While storytelling is a way of communication it is also a way of cultivating creativity, transforming ideas, discovering things and transmitting knowledge. Creativewriting consists of all the needed techniques in order for a story to be created and is one of the best ways to engagestudents in knowledgeas it helps students to make ideas their own. Storytelling has always played a vital role in history, but the manner in…

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Digital stories in the classroom

Summary Purpose Objectives Summary Storytelling has always played a vital role in history, but the manner in which it has been done have changed with every culture. Personal narrative has been utilized to convey historical events since the oral histories spoken by bards in ancient courts, through the works of scribes during the Renaissance, through newspapers, CNN, and now the Internet. Students and teachers may now narrate stories using voice, text, graphics, audio, and video thanks to digital storytelling, which mixes tradition with technology. Purpose Video art is…

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Greek Language, History and Culture through ICT

Summary Purpose Objectives Summary Greek language is not only one of the most ancient languages but also one of great importance due to the cultural and scientific value of ancient Greek scripts that are saved, nowadays. These scripts are the evidence, that ancient Greeks played an outstanding role on the progress of the European civilization and they were the source of timeless ideas like Democracy, Humanism, Justice and Socialization. Moreover, they greatly contributed to the formalization of the contemporary humanity and culture, as a whole. Personalities like Socrates,…

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Creative writing for creative teaching

Summary Purpose Objectives Summary Storytelling is a human need that occurred since our ancestors used to live in caves. While storytelling is a way of communication it is also a way of cultivating creativity, transforming ideas, discovering things and transmitting knowledge. Tompkins (1982) suggests 7 reasons why children should write stories (these reasons, of course, also apply to writing poetry): 1) to entertain; 2) to foster artistic expression; 3) to explore the functions and values of writing; 4) to stimulate imagination; 5) to clarify thinking; 6) to search…

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Museum Education

"An alternative, fun and interactive way of teaching through museums." Summary Objectives Summary Getting students interested in the material they are being taught is one of the main challenges teachers face today. One method to do that is to take kids out of the classroom and let them explore the information provided in other educational settings, like a museum. Most people regard museums as non-easily approachable places, especially made for certain categories of the public, rather boring and reflecting an older era. Nevertheless, the educational role of museums…

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Art Therapy Education

Summary Porpose Objectives Summary Since psychologists and educators understood the potential of creative thinking as a teaching tool, education and creativity have gone hand in hand. Art therapy can be defined as cognitive therapy carried out through the creative process. It is a relatively new discipline that keeps changing and defining itself as new uses for it are found and as the times change. The broad and dynamic needs of pupils have been successfully met by art therapy services in schools. Students have benefited from the ability of…

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CLILing with Art and (in) Nature

Summary Purpose Objectives Summary Education with a holistic perspective is concerned with the development of the students into lifelong learners and active citizens who will take personal and collective responsibility to support themselves and the “different others” to live with dignity and self-respect in any multicultural environment they will potentially live within an unpedictably evolving globalized ‘risk society’ (Giddens, 1990; Beck 1992).  Education with a holistic perspective uses Art and Nature in an active ClILing mode to liberate students’ imagination and creativity and make teaching and learning a…

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