The Arts and Passion-Driven Learning is on my Wish List

Jun 21, 2012

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I would love to attend these classes. If you can afford it you should do it. – The Constant Learner- Elaine Cimino

http://www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/programs/prek-12/portfolio/arts-and-passion-driven-learning.html

What You Will Learn

Deepen your understanding of how learning takes place in and through the arts. Examine the role of engagement, connections, collaborations and communities in learning.

Presented in collaboration with The Silk Road Project Inc.

What You Will Learn

Deepen your understanding of how learning takes place in and through the arts. Examine the role of engagement, connections, collaborations and communities in learning.

Program Overview

Students bring a wealth of excitement, talent and dreams to the classroom. In order to channel these experiences into meaningful learning for the 21st century, teachers need to be able to capture these passions through proven teaching and learning techniques. The Arts and Passion-Driven Learning explores how educators can use the arts to engage students across all subjects—not only in the arts. The program explores several key questions; How can the arts foster connections between ideas, people and places to deepen learning? How can we turn learning from a requirement into a desire? How can artists collaborate with educators to design powerful learning experiences that focus simultaneously on the individual and the community?

This unique new program will open with a plenary session with world-renowned cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, and a concert by the Silk Road Ensemble. Along with Harvard faculty, ensemble members will present arts-integrated lessons throughout the institute. You will deepen your understanding of how learning takes place in and through the arts and consider issues of access and quality in the arts. You will join artists and educators from a variety of backgrounds in workshops, panel discussions and small group sessions to experience and analyze what passion-driven learning looks like in practice.

Program Objectives

  • Examine how students can become more engaged, empathetic and responsible participants in their communities
  • Understand how the arts can lead to deeper learning in other subject matter
  • Identify features of strong and productive collaborations among educators, artists and community members for creating rich interdisciplinary learning opportunities

Who Should Attend

  • Classroom teachers, particularly those at the middle school level, arts specialists and school administrators
  • Artists, teaching artists and arts administrators

Fluency in English is mandatory.

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