Making sense of digital arts learning in and out of school – Curious Minds

Making sense of digital arts learning in and out of school

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20th May 2015, 10am-4pm, FACT, Liverpool

Who’s it for?  

  • School leaders and teachers – all key stages and art forms
  • Initial teacher education lecturers and students
  • Learning teams from arts and cultural organisations
  • Music education hub staff
  • Arts education consultants

What’s it about?

We’ll explore the changing face of arts learning being driven by new technologies, and the impact of this on how young people learn in school.

It’s widely accepted that through digital media, we can both broaden access to arts on a potentially huge scale, and forge innovative new ways to create and learn. Many arts and cultural providers have ever-evolving digital strategies to engage young people. But:

·         Are they making the most of this in their work with schools?

·         What do teachers and pupils actually want from a digitised arts sector?

·         How can schools and arts providers work together, using digital to aid teaching of arts curricula?

·         How can we make links between what young people do in lesson time, and their digital creativity outside school?

·         Do all young people have the same digital opportunities, both in terms of access and creativity?

·         How do we assure the quality of young people’s digital learning experiences?

·         Can digital assist all types of arts learning, and should it replace existing methods?


The day will comprise presentations and provocations, discussions and activities, explorations of case studies and examples of best practice.

We’ll have a range of contributors including:

·         Staff of NYMAZ on Connect:Resound, an action research project exploring how digital technologies can be used to deliver music education and enrichment activities to children living in rurally isolated areas

·         Keith Alexander, Content Director, Culture Street

·         Rhonda Catterall, PGCE Applied Art and Design Course Leader, Edge Hill University

·         Louise Latter, Young People and Learning Manager, FACT

More TBC.

Cost and booking

Free to ALC individual members.

2 free places per member organisation, additional places £45. 

Non members – £90

Teaching students (from member HEIs) – £15

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Follow this link to book.  Please book your place by Fri 8th May.

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