Course Content (Syllabus)
The course focuses on the various ways in which the arts and the literature can become a learning tool for all levels and stages of the educational procedure. Learning is creative, experiential, interactive and incremental; thus, the ultimate objective is students' familiarisation with the use of practices through which the arts may empower teaching. Dancing, music, theatre, painting, photography, cinema, architecture, but even pantomime, graffiti, comics, graphics, video games, etc. may trigger learning not as separate school subjects but also as cross-curricular links. Through this course, students will have the opportunity to become aware of some ways in which the arts interweave between them but also with the learning procedure. Students' assessment will be based on project work as well as on a written project which will be presented in class but also analysed in a final paper.
Additional bibliography for study
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Performance. Meriwether Publishing, 1994.
Boal, Augusto. Games for Actors and NonActors.
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Moore, Alex. Teaching and Learning, Pedagogy, Curriculum and Culture. London and New York: Routledge, 2012.
Stein, Pippa. Multimodal Pedagogies in Diverse Classrooms. London and New York: Routledge, 2008.
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