Active Art

A 1 Week Erasmus+ Teacher Training course about Understanding and Teaching Art. Available in Florence and in Barcelona. Concept by Marta Mandolini

The course takes a multidisciplinary approach to art psychology, introducing participants to different ways of understanding and teaching arts, dealing with the students’ creative process and taking the best of the positive impact of art-related activities on our wellbeing. It is based on a broad understanding of art and creativity across the lifespan and will draw on work in several disciplinary areas such as neuropsychology, pedagogy and sociology, to consider creativity at different ages and in different contexts and specifically to consider the artistic phenomenon as a combination of perspectives and situations (artist, viewer, artwork).

Participants will be involved in an active learning process, also focusing on personal experience and self-expression, combining cognitive and emotional elements to make the learning process easier and ensure long-lasting retention of the new knowledge.

By the end of the course teachers will learn how to combine art theory and practice in a productive way, to actively maintain students’ attention and motivation throughout the creative class and process, including: art production, art communication, preparing and visiting an art exhibition. They will also be invited to improve their own creative attitude though a simple series of group and individual exercises that stimulate lateral thinking.

Guided city tours and 1 full day cultural excursion (usually on Saturday) will also be part of the programme.

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target audience

- Teachers: primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs; - Teacher trainers; - Headteachers; Principals; Managers of schools. 

course details - Florence

  • Length of the course: 1 week, Mon - Sat; 
  • Next Dates 2017: 16 - 21 October; 20 - 25 November; 18 - 23 December.
  • Set Dates 2018: 22 - 27 January; 19 - 24 February; 19 - 24 March; 16 - 21 April; 21 - 26 May; 18 - 23 June; 16 - 21 July; 20 - 25 August; 17 - 22 September; 15 - 20 October; 19 - 24 November; 17 - 22 December.
  • Cultural Activities Included: 2 Florence Guided Tours and 1 day Tuscan Excursion (usually on Saturday);
  • Price: € 480,00 

course details - Barcelona

  • Length of the course: 1 week, Mon - Sat;
  • Set Dates 2017: 2 - 7 Oct; 06 - 11 November; 04 - 09 December.
  • Set Dates 2018: 08 - 13 January; 05 - 10 February; 05 - 10 March; 02 - 07 April; 07 - 12 May; 04 - 09 June; 02 - 07 July; 06 - 11 August; 03 - 08 September; 01 - 06 October; 05 -10 November; 03 - 08 December. 
  • Cultural Activities Included: Barcelona Guided Tour, 1 full day Excursion;
  • Price: € 480,00  

 

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