The ELIA Teachers’ Academy is a platform for new ideas and innovative practices for educating the next generation of artists. The 2015 edition of the Teachers' Academy focuses on:
Making and teaching the arts are practices that intervene in a specific way, both in education and in society at large. The arts practice has its own knowledge base and logic; it evolves by creating and doing. The same can be said about education where learning environments are created by teachers and students in the work and on the spot. On the one hand we see how art educators bring artistic strategies into schools and higher arts institutions. This way of learning in/through the arts requires a distinct set of competences and habits of mind. On the other hand we see how artists and designers introduce educational practices to their artistic work, be it in the studio, the museum, the public space or on stage.
The ELIA Teachers’ Academy 2015 will address the following themes:
• Theme 1; Artistic Strategies in Education
• Theme 2; Educational Practices in the Arts
What are the specificities of artistic strategies employed in teaching and learning, and what kind of educational practices do artists use to put their work into action?
With a good balance of information, participation and interaction with colleagues, the 3 days programme offers keynote speeches, paper sessions and panel discussions, a networking dinner with pecha kucha presentations and other social events. The in-depth exchange of ideas at the ELIA Teachers’ Academy in Tilburg will provide a critical framework for informed discussions as well as professional networking.