With a special focus on artistic storytelling techniques for teachers and socio-educational workers.
- Primary and secondary school teachers
- Educational workers in the social or artistic sector
- Teacher trainers
- Any other people working with children and youngsters
We believe that arts are crucial to understanding the complexity of new societies, boost critical thinking, develop creative problem-solving skills and achieve academic success. Arts can also have a big impact on the well-being of young people and help to build resilience and a sense of identity and belonging. To facilitate creative development, young people should have opportunities to work alongside artists and other creative adults.
This conference is organised in the framework of the “BE (p)ART – Grow with Arts”-project. This is a Creative Europe project that aspires to bring young people, artists and their work closer together.
|13.00 - 13.10||Welcome on behalf of the BE (p)ART project team|
|13.10 - 14.40||
by Liesbeth Spanjers and Katrien Mertens, researchers and teacher trainers of UCLL
|A Story Circle is more or less what it sounds like — a group of people sitting together and sharing personal experiences or thoughts.
It is an experiment in deep listening, empathy and bridge-building. Piloted around the world by UNESCO, this methodology has proven to be effective in promoting peace among people from different political, educational, religious and linguistic backgrounds.
This Story Circle will specifically focus on the impact of art on children.
|14.40 - 14.50||Break|
|14.50 - 16.00||
Photography, a powerful tool to stimulate well-being of children
by Mies Cosemans, photographer specialised in social photography and visual storytelling
|Photography is a way of expression, of sharing stories from a visual point. Teachers and educational workers have the ambition to educate children to become happy citizens, feeling connected to each other, and to be resilient to todays societal challenges. In this hands-on workshop , Mies will not only show us her artistic work but also demonstrate concrete learning activities that can be applied in school or any other educational or social context.|
|16.00 - 16.10||Closure and invitation to next BE (p)ART Creative Europe events|
- Liesbeth Spanjers and Katrien Mertens, researchers and teacher trainers of UCLL
- Mies Cosemans, photographer specialised in social photography and visual storytelling