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Webinar series: Reclaim and refresh arts and creativity in the new normal - Enabling ways of thinking through creative arts and the body

SKU: CreativeBodyArtsAutumn2020


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Webinar Description

(Part 1)

Using the body as a powerful means of learning is sometimes an under developed strategy within education.  Dance and movement offer many insights and opportunities to develop a sense of self and wellbeing as well as underpinning and animating other curriculum areas including verbal language, story construction, sequencing, communication and exploring mathematical and scientific concepts.  Peppy will provide an overview of using the arts and creative approaches to rich learning that can thrive in relation to current reforms within EYFS by unpacking art forms such as movement as an art form and as learning tools.  This initial session will refresh practice by considering practical ways in which creativity and arts based activities can be woven into every day practice, aiding emotional recovery and creating a positive creative climate for moving forwards.  Seeing babies and children as confident and articulate creators, inventors and reflective young beings will be at the heart of this session. The session will involve practical activities, debate and individual and collective reflection.

(Part 2)

Participants will reflect on a small gap task and delve into ways in which movement as a language and a learning tool can be elevated within formal and informal settings.  Specific ways of developing playful, creative opportunities for babies and children to relate to their bodies, each other, materials and the world around them will be explored more deeply in non-verbal and verbal contexts.  The role of us, as educators, in ensuring our babies and children can develop within a climate which encourages practical exploration, experimentation, curiosity and embodied thinking and expression will be examined.  Practitioners confidence and appetite for creativity will be refreshed through interactive and collective activities within this session.  Past projects will be used to illustrate specific strategies and areas for collective reflection.

Those attending Part 2 will be invited to submit questions ahead of time, and where possible these will be addressed during the session.

Session 1: 24th November, 7pm-8.30pm
Session 2: 8th December, 7pm-8.30pm

The webinar will be delivered by Peppy Hills.

Reclaim and refresh arts and creativity in the new normal - the webinar series

This webinar forms part of a three-part linked series of courses on the topic of reclaiming and refreshing arts and creativity in the new normal - we recommend attending all three to explore how these key aspects are reflected in and around the discussions of new ELGs and the implications for your practice.

Enabling ways of thinking through creative arts and the body - with Peppy Hills

Enabling environments for EAD - with Anni McTavish

Enabling approaches for thinking with materials - with Debi Keyte-Hartland

Tuesday, 24 November, 2020
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