TEACHING AND LEARNING THROUGH ART -
Arts integration to support teachers and increase students' achievement.
This engaging interactive course gives teachers the opportunity to develop competences in an international environment, boost academic achievements as well as promote self-confidence and creativity among students. The approach is valid for various subject areas and disciplines. With an average of 11 nationalities per group it provides an excellent opportunity to meet teachers from other European countries.
The course takes place in the context of the Venice Biennale also known as "the Olympics of the Art world". With projects from 90+ countries, the Biennale is an ideal platform for a better understanding of European matters in dialogue with the world.
The course leaders come from various backgrounds, providing knowledge of multiple national systems and several artistic disciplines adapting to the needs of the participants.
AVAILABILITY: PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

DATES: July 22 - 26, 2019

DURATION: Five days

TUITION FEE: 660 EURO. Course expenses and travel can be covered by Erasmus Plus KA 1 funding.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 5, 2019

PARTICIPANT IDENTIFICATION CODE (PIC): 903417649

LANGUAGE:
English

LOCATION:
Palazzo Rossini, 4013 Campo Manin, 30124 Venice

CALL OR WHATSAPP US:
+39 320 245 06 31

EMAIL US:
maria@europeanculturalacademy.eu
OBJECTIVES
IMPROVE KNOWLEDGE AND GET TANGIBLE SKILLS
Solid knowledge of most relevant international art projects presented at this year's Venice Art Biennale and several other cultural platforms.

Capability to design lessons that highlight content through art in various disciplines.

Acquired knowledge and competences that you can transfer to your own practice through facilitated materials and support from the course leaders.

Mastered new methods and tools to foster students' creativity, analytical skills and self-confidence.
PROFESSIONAL NETWORK
Networking and hands-on opportunities to continue communication with other course participants and school colleagues towards common international projects.
INSPIRATION
Ideas for projects wherein students make connections between relevant European issues and express them through art.
PARTICIPANT PROFILE
WHO CAN JOIN?
Teachers and school staff working in both teaching and non-teaching capacities. One school can send up to 20 participants per course.
COURSE OUTLINE
July 22 - 26
DAY 1
  • Course introduction
  • Interactive visit of the Personal Structures art exhibition in Venice (the 2nd largest art show in Venice). Meeting with artistic and educational team members
  • Brainstorming and teambuilding. What we know about arts-based teaching and learning
DAY 2
  • Learning practices and instructional strategies. How are they implemented and what are the targeted outcomes?
  • Teaching lab: tools and practices to foster experience, enquiry, creativity and reflection at the classroom level
  • Commencing brainstorming for group projects that can be implemented in the respective home countries
DAY 3
  • Lecture from the educational team of the Venice Art and Architecture Biennale: presentation of practices, activities and case studies
  • Guided visit to the Venice Biennale venues Giardini and Arsenale
DAY 4
  • Guided visit to the Venice Design exhibition. Q&A with the organisational and curatorial team. Discussion of the educational opportunities and activities.
  • Implementation of art-based teaching and learning. Barriers vs facilitating factors.
  • Group work on designing sustained projects that foster key competences, participation and learning of students.
DAY 5
  • Presentation of the projects, discussion and reviews.
  • Planning for the follow-up: future collaborative European projects together. Presentation of E-twinning.
  • Course evaluation
  • Releasing official course certifications and Europass Mobility
  • Boat ride around Venice
The Academy staff is happy to provide support 24/7 and help you with the accommodation options.

Interested? There are 2 ways to join the programme at ECA:
Option 1
Individual registration
You can register as an individual on our website. Click the button below to purchase the course and secure your placement. You will fund your participation yourself. Application deadline for individuals - 15th July 2019.

Teaching and Learning through art
Option 2
Registration and funding via your school
Your school can apply for Erasmus Plus funding to cover tuition fees, travel and accommodation expenses. Your school can apply for funding via Erasmus Plus Key Action 1. See the process below or contact maria@europeanculturalacademy.eu for guidance. Application deadline - 5th February 2019.
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How to fund your participation via Erasmus Plus Key Action (KA) 1 – Learning Mobility for Individuals.
Your school can apply for Erasmus Plus funding to cover tuition fees, travel and accommodation expenses.
1. Create EU login - PIC (Participant Identification Code)
To apply for Erasmus+ KA1 grant you must create a EU login for your school. If your organisation is already registered, you do not need to register again. Create your account here.
2. Apply on the National Agency website
After obtaining EU login Heads of school or Funding coordinators must fill in KA 1– Learning Mobility of Individuals (Staff) application form for Erasmus+ funding. Fill in relevant application form that you can find on your National Agency's website. Here you can find contacts of your National Agency.
3. Deadline
Applications must be submitted to your National Agency by not later than Noon, Brussels time on the 5th February 2019.
4. Useful Guides
Erasmus Plus Guide 2019. Click here to download.
Refer to Staff Mobility (Key Action 1), pp.63 - 70 and to Part C - Information for Applicants, pp. 251 - 270.

Quick Guide for Schools Erasmus Plus.
Click here to download.
A practical guide for School Leaders.
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