Art teachers from Primary and Secondary state and non-state schools attended Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses over four days last week (16-19 May, 2022), organised by Art Education Officers. These CPD courses included sessions delivered by the University of Malta CARE Team.
The CARE team is made up of Prof. Raphael Vella, Dr Censu Caruana, Dr Isabelle Gatt, Dr Charmaine Zammit who shared their expertise about ways to Connect Art with REal life (CARE) issues through talks and interactive workshops.
The CPD included videos about the teacher-participants experience in CARE, images of students’ artworks, samples of schemes of work and lesson plans and assessment modes when integrating Visual Art (VAE) with Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
Various ideas and examples were shared with reference to templates of international and local artists and possible themes to include in Art Schemes of Work (Big Ideas). The sessions also covered role play, teacher-in-role and story telling as affective teaching tools to teach ESD through VAE.
The CPD formed part of the dissemination strategies for CARE, a 30-month Erasmus project which focussed on ways of teaching about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals through Art.