Art in Education Turn
“The current state of knowledge is a moment in history, changing just as rapidly as the state of knowledge in the past has ever changed and, in many instances, more rapidly” (Jean Piaget)
The time I will spend at Faber will be to reflect and write, lecture and experience on the subject of art and education and akin approach within a new environment, and their interaction in the process of learning aiming at the construction of a new reality.
Actually, there’s a shift in education from instruction Paradigm to learning Paradigm. It means education is no longer based on lectures or teaching but on creativity, innovation and imagination. Art on the other hand is moving for its evolution from structural and functional base which generates a new esthetic to a critical analysis of our construction of reality so the objective is to make education a form of art making.
Learning through the arts promotes the idea that there’s more than one solution to a problem, or more than one answer to a question. Art is beneficial for the artist as an outlet for work. Education as a process of communication of experiences convey a love for learning. Learners who study the arts seriously are taught to see better, to envision, to persist, to be playful and learn from mistakes, to make critical judgements. Art can promote experiences of empathy and tolerance.
While having the chance to share with other participants their insights and approaches based upon their experiences it would be exciting for me to focus on the process of learning which minds me from a pedagogical point of view. As a matter of fact a broad debate will be opened and group discussions will be set.