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Using Contemporary Art to Expand the Learners’ Frame of Reference – for teachers of keystage 3 upwards

Thursday 11th March 21 @ - , teachers working together with an artist to explore themes

These two 90 – minute online sessions will support secondary teachers to consider how they approach working with young people to make connections between contemporary art and the everyday. The sessions will reveal how themes and contexts for debate and discussion within the artroom can encourage cross disciplinary collaboration and a greater understanding of cross curricular links. The sessions will use a blended learning approach with live video clips, powerpoint presentations as well as some practical tasks using online searches. The sessions will encourage participants to consider ways to invite their students to make connections and take ownership of sharing knowledge and learning. The sessions will have space for reflection and discussion.

11 & 18 March 3.30pm- 5.00pm

The two sessions follow on from each other so teachers need to attend both. There will be a practice task set in – between the sessions.

  • Session One will focus on how to use contemporary art to widen students approaches and thinking to everyday life?
  • Session Two will focus on how to encourage learners to make connections and contextualise their research and references?


This course will be run by Holly Davey

A Zoom link will be shared to all signed up to the course closer to the date.

Expressive Arts Professional Learning Programme – Spring 2021

The Central South consortium is working with the A2Connect project to deliver an exciting and varied programme of Professional Learning for teachers led by practising artists and creative practitioners. These are designed to inspire teachers at all levels; to nurture confidence, skills, and to support the development of new approaches to teaching expressive arts in line with the Curriculum for Wales framework.

A limited number of paid places are available for Teachers from schools which are not affiliated to the Central South Consortium

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