Didactics for teaching artists
How to integrate interactive digital applications in arts education practice
Participants enter with didactic questions, from their own teaching practice and artistic discipline. They learn how to turn concepts and ideas they want to bring across into an interactive experience for their students, using technological possibilities.
The workshop is designed in such a way that the focus is mainly on trying out solutions to the didactic question, with a minimal instruction on the use of the technological tools. For example connecting musical parameters (such as volume and tempo) to visual effects (such as light) can create a simple interactive experience which can support a music theory class.
Its first edition brought nine practitioners from a wide variety of artistic practices, from game design to classical singing. The workshop was divided into four workshops/ lessons:
- orientation of MAPLAB possibilities (large studio space, 4 hrs)
- from art practice to didactics (theory classroom, 2 hrs)
- creating a test set-up (large studio, 4 hrs)
- reflection on the results (theory classroom, 2 hrs)
Each step was preceded by individual prep by the individual participants.
This workshop taught me to see layers in storytelling from a new perspective, and connect these layers over and over again. I am able to use this perspective in instructions to my students, because I am able to show how different types of media can contribute to creating a new theatrical experience of space, time and characters. It helped me to clarify ‘the empty space’.”
Margarite Smit, lecturer in bachelorprogramme Drama Teacher at NHL Hogeschool
The workshop was designed and delivered in collaboration with HKU Expertisecentrum Educatie. This collaboration will continue and a new workshop series is planned 20 March – 24 April 2015. HKU Expertisecentrum Educatie offers the workshop in their curriculum for HKU lecturers. Teaching artists from outside HKU are encouraged to sign up.
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