Saturday, March 6, 2010

Creative Consciousness in the Classroom, Part 2

Round 2 of a 3 part professional development workshop series for the teachers at in Vidyaranya High School in Hyderabad and it's getting hot (see post for 1st session). Today we focused more on drama and poetry activities to engage students in creative thinking within non-arts academic subject areas.

It's not enough to learn "about" using the Arts in the classroom, teachers need to take the next step of putting it into practice. This can seem like a daunting task even to teachers who would love to do it. Part of my work is to support teachers in overcoming the obstacles and inhibitions that prevent them from opening creative/expressive opportunities for their students.
I included the above picture from the terrace at the school so you can see the natural beauty of this urban campus.

"Another word for creativity is courage" ~ George Prince

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