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2ITAC2014-MU-June30
2 Jul 2014
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How to educate a good Teaching Artist?

The aim of this IOP is to inspire education of TA in other countries, and contribute to the discussion and research of what a good Teaching Artist might be.
In this IOP I will present and discuss the content and form of Seanse’s two Teaching Artist completed coursework (10etcs), and give examples of the teaching artist programs the 24 students have conducted. Bernhard Ramstad, an acclaimed actor at The Norwegian Theatre in Oslo, was part of our first TA coursework. He will take part in the presentation and tell about his experiences as a teaching artist. Examples will also be given from my own practice and from an ongoing research project on the role of the Teaching Artist.
As director of SEANSE ART CENTER I have since 2009 worked to explore and develop the teaching artist model in Norway. We believe that the future’s knowledge economy is not about memorizing facts but about the ability to see connections across fields, work project based, and see opportunities: It is about being creative. Art can teach this to our children, but only if done properly. The Teaching Artist model enables exactly this through a long-term and committed cooperation between Artists, art institutions and schools. In many countries this is already put into practice with great success and scale. But not all artists are teaching artists, and not all may even become one, and most artists will benefit from some education to make the best of their skills and become great teaching artist.
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Former version:
How are the characteristics of a good teaching artist and how educate an artist to become one?
This IOP will present and discuss the content and form of Seanse’s two Teaching Artist completed coursework (10etcs), and give examples of the teaching artist programs the 24 students have conducted. Several of the students will take part in the presentation. Examples will also be given from my ongoing study of three chosen Teaching Artist working in New York City.
As director of SEANSE ART CENTER I have since 2009 worked to explore and develop the teaching artist model in Norway. We believe that the future’s knowledge economy is not about memorizing facts but about the ability to see connections across fields, work project based, and see opportunities: It is about being creative. Art can teach this to our children, but only if done properly. The Teaching Artist model enables exactly this through a long-term and committed cooperation between Artists, art institutions and schools. In many countries this is already put into practice with great success and scale. But not all artists are teaching artists, and not all may even become one, and most artists will benefit from some education to make the best of their skills and become great teaching artist.
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Inspire to education of TA in other countries, and contribute to the discussion and research of what a good Teaching Artist might be.

• Call to Action 1:
- We want to learn more about TA-programs and the role of the Teaching Artist. Please send us your programs or let us know about your plans and events

Call to Action 2:
- Want to discuss a TA coursework or want to work with us, let us know!
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