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Arts Education Integral to the Promotion of Thinking, Imagination and Sensitivity

29 March 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Hynes
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Arts Education Integral to the Promotion of Thinking, Imagination and Sensitivity

Arts education is integral in helping to promote thinking, imagination and sensitivity, and arts related activities help children to make sense of the world; to question, to speculate and to find solutions; to deal with feelings and to respond to creative experiences according to a recent research report undertaken by Dr Dorothy Morrissey, lecturer in Drama Education and Dr Ailbhe Kenny, lecturer in Music Education, Mary Immaculate College.

The Teacher-Artist Partnership Research Report entitled ‘Exploring teacher-artist partnership as a model of CPD for supporting and enhancing arts education in Ireland' shows that arts education enables children to explore alternative ways of communicating with others, encouraging ideas that are personal and inventive and making a vital contribution to the development of a range of intelligences. 

The Exploring Teacher- Artist Partnership Model began in September 2013 and is a Department of Education and Skills led (via ATECI) teacher-artist partnership initiative in primary schools delivered in partnership with the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (DAHRRGA).

The research report, an education led response to the 2013 Arts in Education Charter, provides evidence-based recommendations to foster and develop teacher-artist partnerships in innovative ways.

The report was launched earlier this week by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, who congratulated Dr Kenny and Dr Morrissey on an excellent evidence-informed research report and on highlighting the complementary knowledge and skills that both teachers and artists bring to arts education in schools.

He also thanked Professor Coolahan (Chair of the Arts Charter Implementation Group) and all those involved in the Teacher-Artist Partnership initiative, saying: “I am delighted that the initiative has continued and is now at a stage where it will be delivered as a Summer Course in each of the 21 Education Centres in summer 2017. I wish the overall initiative continued success and I am now delighted to formally launch the research report”.
Minister Bruton said: “This research which has been carried out will be of tremendous value in informing this emerging area of policy and practice in Ireland in

 

Pictured at the launch of The Teacher-Artist Partnership Research Report entitled ‘Exploring teacher-artist partnership as a model of CPD for supporting and enhancing arts education in Ireland’ were Dr Katie Sweeney, National Director for the Integration of the Arts in Education, Department of Education and Skills; Dr Dorothy Morrissey, report co-author; Professor John, Chair of the Arts Charter Implementation Group; Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD; Dr Ailbhe Kenny, report co-author; Feargal O Coigligh,  Assistant Secretary, Arts Division, Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht and Dr Gary Ó Donnchadha, Assistant Secretary, Curriculum and Policy Unit, Department of Education and Skills.

Commenting on the launch Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys T.D. said: “Creative Ireland is an invitation to the entire country to get involved in something truly inspirational. This hugely ambitious all-of-Government initiative puts culture and creativity at the centre of public policy. Creative Ireland will ensure that children can participate in the arts from an early age, and it will drive cultural engagement in every county nationwide. This is a bold and ambitious initiative, and it is particularly appropriate and significant that our priority in this first year of Creative Ireland is children and young people”.


 “We already know that children who engage in the arts are happier and they perform better at school. I welcome the findings of this Research Report on the Teacher-Artist Partnership model and look forward to working with our colleagues in the Department of Education and Skills and the Arts Council of Ireland, both of whom have been instrumental in bringing this piece of work to fruition, on developing the Creative Children plan. This report provides very valuable insights into the importance of this approach to creative learning and contributes to the strong foundations upon which the Creative Ireland Programme is built.”

 

 

Back Row L-R: Dr Dorothy Morrissey, report co-author; Dr Gary Ó Donnchadha, Assistant Secretary, Curriculum and Policy Unit, Department of Education and Skills and Dr Ailbhe Kenny, report co-author.
Front Row: Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD; Ms Margaret O Keeffe, Acting Head of Arts Education & Physical Education, Mary Immaculate College.

 

 


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