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The development of creative abilities is vital to survive. Teaching in a creative way is essential to make  learning a process that all students can enjoy and benefit from.
European education has a critical need to find a way to weave creativity within education settings.

Teaching and learning by embedding the arts into school curriculum is the answer.


Arts involve emotional intelligence, and brain changes are most extensive and powerful when emotion is part of learning. The chemicals of emotions modify synapses and modifications of synapses is the very root of learning.
Furthermore, by offering innumerable opportunities for experiential, sensory learning that engages the emotions - essential to long-term memory – the arts become a tool to retain the curriculum’s learning contents.
The arts are arguably the most important tool a teacher has to engage the emotions.
Examples of using the arts to teach curricular subjects: teaching maths through sculpture, chemistry through dance, history with painting, science with music, geography with drama.  

Project objectives:

  • e-ARTinED expanded the research and the resources created in the ARTinED project 2011, also it provided a much awaited distance learning course.

  • ARTinED was extremely successful, receiving praise and maximum score by the experts of the European Commission. The project activities were tested by a crowd of enthusiastic teachers who are waiting for updates and new resources. . Exploitation of the project was very effective indeed. A result is visible in Sweden where the  leader institution of the present application is currently working along with the Ministry of Education, regional and local authorities, on developing a school in Sweden based on the ARTinED methodology. The school would act as a catalyst for innovation for the entire country and would contribute to include new concepts in education.

  • E-ARTinED has organized the previous didactic materials  in a systematic didactic set,  expanding also on two new subjects: “Social inclusion through the arts” and  “Exploring nature through the arts”. Collective piloting events will help to test and evaluate the new resources.
  • E-ARTinED created  and delivered a 4-month online course for teachers across Europe from different and distant  geographical areas, thus allowing teachers from any corner to experiment the project’s exciting, inspiring  and effective methodology and practices.
  • The ARTinED Community of Practice has been created and contributed in a substantial way to the project sustainabiility.


 
 
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