ON-THE-JOB ART EDUCATION TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN HESSE
Primary-age children experience visually creative activities as an authentic and basic means of expression, giving them basic tools for understanding and shaping the world. PrimaArte teaches their teachers how to guide them through this process.
PrimaArte trains teachers to use visually creative activities with schoolchildren as a way of promoting their personal development
The training is aimed at primary school teachers
The training is carried out by a team of art teachers and artists
The training takes place at Landesmusikakademie in Schlitz, Reinhardswaldschule in Fuldatal and Freie Kunstakademie in Frankfurt
Promoting creative experiential spaces in primary schools
Visual design allows children to hone their senses in a reflective process that creates a basis for developing interdisciplinary skills; in this respect visual design promotes language acquisition and self-confidence and shows them options for regulating their emotions. These positive effects can be revealed by teachers ensuring that there is space for creativity in primary school lessons. And this is where the PrimaArte training programme comes in.
Designing and guiding
PrimaArte is primarily aimed at primary school teachers without a background in art who would like to develop their skills with visually creative resources, both in art lessons and in inter-disciplinary teaching. The training programme enables teachers to expand their repertoire for creative and experimental lesson planning as well as familiarising themselves with didactic concepts that can help them strategically teach visual processes. It emphasises the participants’ journey of self-discovery from a practical perspective.
The aim is to improve the quality of visually creative teaching for primary-age children while also qualifying the participating teachers to act as multipliers by giving advice to other school staff on teaching art.
PRIMAARTE IN NUMBERS
PrimaArt – a qualification programme run by the Hesse culture ministry for primary school teachers in the state, funded by the Crespo Foundation.