Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Artists in Education Training Course - revised dates

This course is aimed at supporting new artists to work in a focussed way with children and young people in educational settings. It has been developed in partnership with Creative Leicestershire as part of the Arts Resilience programme funded by the Arts Council England and Rachael Phelps (previously Arts in Education Coordinator for Leicestershire).

This work has grown out of a series of projects spanning the past five years exploring a ‘health and well-being’ theme and creativity in schools. The purpose will be to introduce artists to a range of teaching strategies, to develop planning and evaluation techniques and to provide insight into working, teaching and learning within the school environment across a range of ages and abilities. The course outline is as follows;

Session 1: (January 21st 2014 ) – Introduction to pedagogy – exploring teaching practice models and learning methodologies, which will incorporate cultural policy, case studies and examples of work by experienced practitioners with a health and well being focus.

Session 2: (January 28th 2014) Planning a project – Identifying, participation, leadership - Using practical planning tools and frameworks to enable artists to jointly plan the delivery of a creative learning session with a health & well being focus.

Session 3 (t.b.c) – Arts Award Adviser Training

Session 4: (Feb/March 2014) Observation – choice of educational contexts Artists will select their preferred educational context (primary, SEN, secondary) and then observe the delivery of an arts session to be delivered in a school settings.

Session 5: Evaluation - Measuring impact and reporting evidence - A practical session reviewing the observations made and evidence gathered across all sessions.

Costs & Booking: £130 (including V.A.T)

We have 15 places available on the course, to be offered on a first come, first served basis. Please email sallie.varnam to reserve your place.
Applicants must be working in and/or resident in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland to be included on the course.

There will be one free place awarded to a 2013 graduate.
To apply for this place, please send us an outline of why you believe the course will be particularly useful to your career development, detailing your particular interests and experience in the field, on no more than one side of A4 to

All applications/reservations to be received by January 7th 2014