As an educator, I am passionate about encouraging my students to develop the skills to be active citizens in a greatly connected and highly diverse world. Through my workshops, I aim to develop each participant's understanding of self and others through discussion, making and analysis of artworks. Consequently, my workshops often explore themes of identity, cultural identity, cross-cultural understanding and giving voice to those who are or have been silenced.
Discussion and analysis are key to my workshops, the analysis of the participant's own art and the art of others enables them to develop an understanding of people’s different experiences and perspectives of the same topics. This not only establishes their own viewpoint and confidence but introduces new perspectives and develops a level of understanding and empathy for others.
Being with stories
A collaborative and socially engaged arts workshop that brought together socially, culturally and economically disparate learners to practice in, through and with the Visual Arts to explore and express cultural identity as, for and by youth.
Dr. Kathryn Coleman
AIR Jordan Wells
The City of Melton (forthcoming)
Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
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