Follow the hashtag on twitter #Artaboutit.
As a foreign language teacher, my affair with the arts has helped me appreciate the substance of efforts and work. Using art in the language classroom take us beyond language itself.
Similar to language, true art selects and paraphrases, but seldom has an exact translation (Thomas Bailey), and this is possibly the one reason that encourages me to make use of art, as much as I use technology.
A thought of the workshop: possibly technology is being given a bigger opportunity in education that art ever was.
Language learners and artist need an audience, and social networks are an excellent asset to utilise in order to connect with others, to give and receive feedback, to collaborate, to evaluate, and to participate in the construction of new understandings (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, to mention a few).
For the true artist, there is more than ‘like’ than just a click. There is a need to connect and learn. People who ‘like’ a language and want to learn it is able to see beyond the grammar and the structures: there is a need to belong to a whole new universe of value systems, degrees of truth and commonality.
(Happiness by Humberto Moro) (Courtesy of Chrys Hill)
Language + Art… An alliance that allows creators to document history. Wow, what a powerful tool!
Art does not merely touch on language, but it takes part in it (Emulating an idea on history by Theodor W. Adorno). Artists and language speakers want to help redefine the existing languages. No one wants to be except from this opportunity to be a part of change.
‘Art‘ you convinced of the connections you make when you share your creations? Are you aware of the new co-construction of new learning and ideas when you use language to truly communicate?
Creativity + Language + Art + Purpose + the need to claim one’s place in the world = collaborating in the writing of history. (diigo)
Design Thinking in the Arts.
Theory of Knowledge (TOK) in the Arts. One.
Need inspiration? Look at Dave Aquino’s EPortfoliio.