Teachers' Academy

Sofia, Bulgaria, 1-4 July 2009

Hosted by the Bulgarian National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA), the event was organised in the framework of artesnet Europe (the ERASMUS Network for Higher Arts Education), and supported by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme.

The overarching theme of the 2009 ELIA Teachers’ Academy was ‘Storytelling’.

Keynote speeches

The Human Voice
Kristin Linklater

Scheherazade's Children
Dick Ross


The Textual Photograph: emergent stories in an emerging social sphere
Kevin James Henry

Expanded Image: Storytelling in Interactive Real Space
Axel Vogelsang

Unpacking collaborative practice: merging art, research and teaching
Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen

Zips and pockets versus flowers and ribbons?
Contemporary art in the construction of concept of gender in infant education

Maria Reyes González Vida

Using Wiki to tell the story of the Production Process
Stephen Macluskie

M-learning: Texting (SMS) as a teaching and learning tool in higher arts education
Loykie Lomine

Storytelling in Africa as an aid for motivating art students for mathematics
Dirk Huylebrouck

Catharsis: The Common Goal of Storytelling and Life
Stanislav Semerdjiev

Craft process – future of a happy and creative human being
Eija Vähäla

Arts university students, mentors and gallery peer leaders: researching the story of a partnership
John Butcher & Georgina Kennedy

Storytelling, narrative and the digital database

Una Walker

Stories for Academia
Franziska Nyffenegger

Stories and Audiences: Whose Story is it Anyway?
Iskra Nikolova

Art, archives and the public space: memories of conflict
Kerstin Mey

When we use storytelling to interpret art works
Stephanie James

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