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2803: The Arts and Philosophy for Children: Open Level 2A Advanced Course
06/11/2017, 07/11/2017
Gallions Primary School
East Beckton
E6 6WG
United Kingdom

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The Arts and Philosophy for Children:  (Open) Level 2A Advanced course


Who is it intended for?

This course is suitable for those who have completed the Level 1 course, possess an Initial Practitioner certificate and have a special interest in the arts, for example art, music, dance and drama teachers and co-ordinators; artists, musicians, dancers and actors who work in schools; gallery and museum educators; community arts educators; teacher educators of arts subjects; members of the senior leadership team in educational establishments.


What do we expect to achieve?

The aim of the course is to give practitioners an opportunity to:  

  • examine the nature, purpose and methods of philosophical enquiry
  • deepen their own philosophical thinking about the arts, esp. in the context of education;
  • participate in a range of activities they can build into their own practice;
  • strengthen their understanding of the theory and practice of critical, creative, caring and collaborative (‘4Cs’) thinking
  • acquire tools for facilitating deeper thinking about the arts in a flexible manner, including planning and evaluating progress over the cycle of enquiry, exercise and review

Why should I come on this course?

During the course we will interrogate concepts and questions relating to the arts in different ways:

  • philosophically – e.g. what is and isn’t art; who decides and how?
  • aesthetically  - how does a work of art actually work?
  • sociologically – what kind of art belongs to whom in society?

The course will be rich in exercises and enquiries with an arts focus and joint reflection on them. Participants will collaboratively plan and facilitate their own enquiries. The materials we draw on and generate will be suitable to use after the course with groups in educational contexts, both formal and informal.


The tutor:

Sara Liptai MA PGCE PhD is an experienced SAPERE trainer with an intense interest in the arts, especially visual art and music. She qualified as a secondary teacher in her native Hungary and as a primary teacher, with music specialism, in the UK. Her PhD (2002) demonstrated that primary age children are capable of not only discussing but also generating new concepts about music.

Sara has led or participated in, and written about, various arts projects involving photography, museum objects, ‘old’ and contemporary art and a combination of music and visual art.

A list of Sara’s relevant publication is available on request.


Standard £300.00

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