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CREATE workshop debate on democratic educational futures: 3.12.14 St Lukes: Michael Fielding, Kerry Chappell & Nick Givens
This workshop will raise questions for debate about if and how it is possible to engender meaningful cultures of encounter that allow for democratic education within the educational system. It will begin with short provocations from Michael Fielding, Kerry Chappell and Nick Givens drawing on research and experience of democratic schooling cultures and methods, some more radical stand-alone models, some more focused on what might be referred to as quiet revolutions from the inside.
All welcome. Please notify Jo Moncur (J.S.Moncur@exeter.ac.uk) if you are planning to attend.
Local dance educators Lucie Tullett and Amelia Holst will be sharing the findings from their DNA Action Research Bursaries on Tuesday 25th November, 2014 from 4.30 – 5.45 in the Dance Studio on the St Lukes Campus, University of Exeter. Respectively, Lucie and Amelia have been researching a creative teaching resource for GCSE and A Level Dance, and the power of performance to engage learning disabled participants. They have been facilitated in their research by Dr Kerry Chappell from the University and are keen to share their ideas with other arts practitioners especially. If you would like to book a place to attend the sharing please contact email@example.com (see attached flyer for more information).
Pedagogy, Practice and Partnership, NDTA Conference 2014
Birmingham Ormiston Academy, Saturday 22nd November, 2014
A reminder to all dance education researchers that this year’s NDTA conference will focus on delivering high quality dance practice in and beyond the curriculum. Through keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops and seminars the day offers a stimulating professional development opportunity to support and inspire dance teachers working at all levels.
Making a difference to dance education through research
In collaboration with DanceHE, Pedagogy, Practice and Partnership will again feature research by and for dance teachers. Focusing upon or related to children and young people’s dance education the NDTA invite proposals for research led presentations that address (but are not limited to) the following areas:
· Approaching dance education pedagogy, including through partnership
· Dynamics of dance learning
· Dance education research methodologies
· Professional development for dance teachers
Kerry Chappell, from the CREATE Research Group will be facilitating the conference sessions alongside Professor Vida Midgelow. If you would like further information and to submit a proposal by Friday 10th October 2014, find further information here.
The UoE CREATE team and Dance Network Active are offering an exciting opportunity for local dance teachers and dance facilitators working in Devon or Torbay. For the second year, UoE/DNA is running the Dance Education Action Research bursary scheme. Two bursaries of £340 are on offer for dance teachers/ education practitioners to research and develop a key aspect of their practice for the next six months. The scheme involves being mentored through the process by University staff and an opportunity to present your research to the local dance education community too, as well as most importantly, to develop your dance teaching practice. The closing date is Friday 2 May – see the attached flyer for all the details.
On Tuesday 1st of April the Exeter Team observed some students from Stord/Haugesund University College Norway participate in a taster of the Write a Science Opera at a primary school in Camden. WASO is one of the case studies featured in the CREAT-IT project.
The students were tasked to develop a song based on their own research of the Science Museum in London, after a day of writing and workshopping material the students were given some extra practice with Jacek Scarso, the artistic director from the Elastic Theatre to develop their ideas further.
The afternoon was spent at a primary school in Camden, the Norwegian students (all first year students on the teacher training programme) taught a Norwegian nursery rhyme to the primary students and performed the material they had spent the morning perfecting with Jacek.
It was a wonderful day to witness as the students from Norway were teaching in their second language and a number of the students in the primary school were also communicating in their second language, which goes to show that music can cross many boundaries regardless of language!
Check out our day here:
For more information see:
Write a Science Opera http://reseo.org/project/write-science-opera
Elastic Theatre http://www.elastictheatre.com
The Exeter team is collaborating with six other European partners on the CREAT-IT project entitled “CREAT-IT: Developing Creative Science Education by integration with the arts”. The aim of the project is to develop and support science teachers by integrating creative and cultural activities derived from the arts into their curriculum, therefore engaging students to participate in collaborative, project and case study based activities.
Over the next 18 months we will update you on the project and how it is progressing.
Meanwhile please see the CREAT-IT website for information regarding the upcoming CREAT-IT Summer School course in Greece this July.
Twist and Twin – Exploring Identities in Dance
Calling all dance teachers – dance and the Child international are running their international conference in 2015 and have just circulated their call for contributions. You can submit to present research, practice or performance in dance education, or a combination of these.
Having been to the conference in lots of different parts of the world, I know this will be an incredibly rich event with lots on offer, and is a great place to share your research, practice and performance work with the international dance education community.
For anyone working in arts education this organisation is interesting and relevant. It campaigns on behalf of all the arts for better arts provision in education worldwide. The documents are a newsletter and information about their most recent project.