Creativity formation for the elementary and primary levels
The creative process focuses on the development and personal growth of each single child of a group (school form, kindergarten, daycare centre). The course discusses methods, theoretical backgrounds, pedagogical approaches and neurobiological findings and reflects on the students’ own practical work.
Accompanying free creative processes of groups calls not only for theoretical and practical teaching content, but also for the intensive engagement with the teacher’s or mediator’s own personal positions. The objective lies in reflecting these approaches in theory, practice and didactics.
Painting and designing with children should be understood as a holistic method located within an everyday pedagogical setting, with a special focus on the development of the child’s personality. It is not about “doing the right thing”, attaining technical perfection or an artistic end product. Rather, it is about something very simple: finding a personal expression in two- and three-dimensional creative work.
The curriculum targets adults with pedagogical background knowledge based on training and/or experience and is offered for a duration of 3 semesters as an extra-occupational course.
Course Management: Mag.art. Claudia Hutterer, firstname.lastname@example.org