!!!! The Art of Not Knowing in Learning Environments: In praise of artist residencies in schools’ – Cleo Fagan
This essay by Cleo Fagen, Founder and Director of Superprojects looks at the experiences of two artist residency programmes in London.
!!!! The Value of Folding – Vanya Lambrecht Ward
Visual Artist, Vanya Lambrecht Ward, explores the creative and intellectual value of origami
!!!! Their Brains on Paper: Mentoring nine Young playwrights in writing, watching and hearing – John McCarthy
Actor and Playwright John McCarthy reflects on the experience of working with young people on the The Young Playwrights Programme in Cork.
!!!! ‘Feast Of Bones’ A Writer’s Perspective – Frances Kay
Playwright and Novelist Frances Kay reflects on the process of writing and staging a play about the First World War for young audiences with Theatre Lovett
!!!! Learning through Listening – Clare Breen
Artist Clare Breen reflects on the experience of creating The Breadfellows Chats methodology during her artist’s residency in St. Ibar’s National School
!!!! When Contemporary Art Educates: Reading Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency – Professor Dónal O Donoghue
Professor Dónal O Donoghue, University of British Columbia, explores the educational potential of contemporary art through Nan Goldin’s work.
!!!! The Role of Arts in a Changing Educational Landscape – Professor Anne Bamford
Director of the Education Commission and the International Research Agency, Professor Anne Bamford, examines how the arts can support educational objectives in a changing world.
!!!! How should we value Arts and Culture? – Professor Geoffrey Crossick
Based on the AHRC Cultural Value Project and report, Professor Geoffrey Crossick, Distinguished Professor of the Humanities School of Advanced Study, University of London outlines how we should approach assigning value to arts and culture.
!!!! Children’s Right to Culture: A paradigm shift – Maria Corbett
In this essay, Maria Corbett, PhD candidate with the School of Law at National University of Ireland, Galway and former Legal and Policy Director with the Children’s Rights Alliance, explores whether children have a right to culture under the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.
!!!! The Dance of the Poetic and the Practical: Reflections on Dance-in-Education in Ireland – Dr. Mary Nunan
Contemporary dance artist (choreographer and performer) and teacher, Dr Mary Nunan, reflects on the role of and support for dance in education settings.
!!!! Eavesdropping on Children in Galleries – Helen O’Donoghue
Helen O’Donoghue, Senior Curator & Head of Engagement & Learning Programmes, Irish Museum of Modern Art considers the importance of giving children the opportunity to engage with art in real life in an increasingly digital world.
!!!! Teaching Through Contemporary Art – Kieran Gallagher
In this essay, Post-primary art teacher, Kieran Gallagher reflects on how engaging with art in a gallery setting affected students’ relationship with art and his own approach to teaching.
!!!! Artistic Enquiry in Early Childhood Education – Dr Carmel Brennan
Dr Carmel Brennan, Head of Training and Practice, Early Childhood Ireland reviews the place of art in the early childhood curriculum.