Integrating arts-based learning in interdisciplinary spaces: using fresco techniques to assist teachers transition from traditional to exceptional

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    Abstract

    We explore how arts-based inquiry and experiential learning can facilitate the development of critical, creative, and reflective skills to foster transformative learning and teaching. The workshop will integrate traditional Italian and Spanish Fresco techniques to extend modes of expression through playful relaxation. Participants will discover the different ways colour and pattern can heighten self-awareness, reflection, and praxis. During this unique workshop, led by experienced Fresco Artist Bronwen Wade-Leeuwen and leading educator Dr Kath McLachlan, participants will learn to enhance their imagination and creativity. New research shows effective learning requires a space of playful relaxation. This ‘incubation space’ should be placed at the core of the educational curriculum. This workshop aims to challenge existing frameworks by integrating the arts across other curriculum areas (STEM). The experience will foster transformative ways of thinking for both the teacher and student, leading to more engaging, meaningful, and contemplative interactions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2022
    Event29th International Conference on Learning - University of Valencia, Valenica, Spain
    Duration: 13 Jul 202215 Jul 2022

    Conference

    Conference29th International Conference on Learning
    Country/TerritorySpain
    CityValenica
    Period13/07/2215/07/22

    Keywords

    • Interdisciplinary Spaces
    • Transformative Teacher Education
    • Creativity and Reflection
    • Arts-based Inquiry

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