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TACCLE3 training course 2018 on teaching coding

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

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The Erasmus+ TACCLE3 coding project is organising an in-service training course in 2018 on how to start with teaching coding at primary school. All costs are covered by an Erasmus+ KA1 grant. But your school should apply for a grant with your own national agency for Erasmus+ before February 2nd 2017.
Contact jens.vermeersch atnospam g-o. be, if you have any questions.

Join us on the Taccle3 coding training course in Dillingen in March 2018.

TACCLE 3 – Coding Project @ Zenodo

Monday, December 19th, 2016

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Please find here the Zenodo Community of “TACCLE3 coding” track on “computational thinking in pre-university education” of the TEEM 2016 conference including all TEEM 2016 papers and presentations related to it, curated by Prof. Dr. Francisco José García Peñalvo, Director del Grupo GRIA, University of Salamanca

Skills for the creative industries – Virtual conference on UNESCO-UNEVOC’s online forum

Monday, September 29th, 2014

“Skills for the creative industries” is a virtual conference on UNESCO-UNEVOC’s online forum: http://en.unesco.org/events/skills-creative-industries-virtual-conference-unesco-unevocs-online-forum:

“In the next edition of UNESCO-UNEVOC’s virtual conferences, we will discuss the role of skills in the creative industries. The virtual conference will be moderated by Paul Collard, CEO of Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE), an international foundation dedicated to unlocking the creativity of children and young people in and out of formal education, based in Nottingham, United Kingdom. The conference will take place from 29 September to 10 October 2014 on UNESCO-UNEVOC’s e-Forum.

UNESCO’s 2013 Creative Economy Report refers to jobs in the creative industries as “activities involving cultural creativity and/or innovation”. The creative industries are recognized by UNESCO as a powerful source for “new development pathways that encourage creativity and innovation in the pursuit of inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth and development.”

The virtual conference will address the following questions:

• What are creative industries and what are the needs for skills?
• How can we turn the expansion of creative economies into an advantage for TVET and, in turn, what can TVET and skills development do to support the growth of the creative sector?
• What is the role of creativity in TVET?
• What are the different vocational pathways to creative jobs?
• What do we know about the creative industries and what do we still need to learn?

When, local time:
Monday, 29 September 2014 – 9:00am to Friday, 10 October 2014 – 5:00pm
Where:
Bonn
Type of Event:
Working group/Expert Meeting
Contact:
Alix Wurdak, a.wurdak@unesco.org +49 228 8150108

via UNESCO
http://en.unesco.org/events/skills-creative-industries-virtual-conference-unesco-unevocs-online-forum

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Symposium “Mapping and evaluating research on Young people as Visual Culture Producers”

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

The 1st International Symposium ” mor thN img cnsmrs: Mapping and evaluating research on Young people as Visual Culture Producers “ will take place in
Iruña-Pamplona over 22 – 23 November – 2013. It is Organized by the EDARTE (UPNA/NUP) Research Group (Dr. Imanol Aguirre) at the Departament of Psychology and Pedagogy at the Public University of Navarra funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation – Government of Spain.

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM

The research group of the Public University of Navarre, EDARTE, announces the first International Symposium “mor thN img cnsmrs. Mapping and evaluating research on Visual Culture youth producers” which will take place in Pamplona on November 22-23, 2013.

Since 2010, EDARTE is developing the research project “Young People as Visual Culture Producers: Artistic Skills and Knowledge in Secondary Education” (EDU 2009-13712). Now, in the final stage of this study, we’ve considered necessary to organize a scientific encounter to share the results of our investigation with other international research groups that have worked on this field of study.

This meeting pursues a triple objective: First, to disseminate different studies on youth as visual culture producers that have been developed in the last five years in different parts of the world. Second, to enable the creation of a map of this area of study that will contribute to structure the field of research with other experts. Finally, to evaluate our own research project, its goals, its methods and results, comparing them with those obtained by the participant groups in their researches.

As we have explained, this is a meeting of invited experts, not open to paper submissions from other researchers. However, the participation of those people who want to join us in the symposium will be welcomed, especially in the debates that will take place after each of the presentations.

The debates will focus on the following questions:

Ethical and academic concerns in the research of/with the youth as VC producers.
Media education and the VC production of the youth.
Art education and VC in relation with the production of young people.
Museums as out-school settings in relation with the VC production of the youth.
Youth digital production and VC.
Skills/knowledges/saviors of young people.
School learning/researching experiences in relation with the production of VC

INVITED SPEAKERS

The studies to be presented in the talks have been selected for their scientific rigor and its relevance to the fields of education, arts, youth, or information technologies.

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PROGRAMME

VIERNES 22
09.15 – 09.30: Arrival.
09.30 – 09.40: Opening.
09.40 – 10.55: Conference: Kerry Freedman “Art Outside of School: Youth Visual Culture Learning Communities”
10.55 – 11:15: Coffee Break.
11:15 – 12.30: Conference: EDARTE “Saberes y lugares de la producción de cultura visual de los jóvenes”
12.30 -13.45: Conference: Crystle Martin “Fantasy Wrestling: Youth Digital Production and Visual Culture in a Competitive Fandom and Connected Learning Environment”
13.45 – 15.45: Lunch Break.
15.45 – 17.00: Conference: Daniela Reimann “Digital media in creative processes with young people in vocational preparation measures”
17.00 – 17.15: Coffee Break
17.15 – 18.30: Conference: Alfred Porres “9nubes. Nueve anotaciones flotantes en torno a la investigación con jóvenes como productores de cultura visual en contextos educativos”

SÁBADO 23
09.45 – 11.00: Conference: Vitus Vestergaard “Playing with the Camera – Creating with Each Other: Video Production and Collaborative Emergence in a Museum Setting”
11.00 – 11.20: Coffee Break.
11.20 – 12.35: Conference: Rachel Fender “Visual culture as living inquiry: looking at how young people reflect on, share and narrate their learning practices in and outside school”
12.35 – 13.50: Conference: Julian Sefton-Green “Critical synthesis of the different perspectives around media production, digital culture, youth participation and visual culture”
13.50 – 14.00: Closing and lunch time.

LANGUAGES
English will be the official language of the symposium. Bilingual simultaneous interpreting (English-Spanish-English) will be facilitated during the talks.

VENUE
Museum of Navarre (more info): Address: C/ Santo Domingo, 47, 31001 Pamplona

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION
Registration is free. Each attendee must register sending an e-mail with his/her name and surname to info@edarte.org.

Info via the symposium Website

Art and Robotics Workshop at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation Karlsruhe ICRA 13

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

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art and robotics

Just a quick announcement – currently the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation ICRA 2013, organised by the Institute for Anthropomatics at KIT, takes place in Karlsruhe, Germany. On May 10 a full day workshop on Art and Robotics: Freud’s Unheimlich and the Uncanny Valley will be held at the Kongresszentrum. See here for the programme, the list of speakers can be accessed here.

The Web stream of the main conference be accessed here.

ICRA13

photos/source via ICRA Website at ira13.org and http://uncannyvalley_icra2013.sssup.it/index.html

‘Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments’ Conference on call

Monday, November 1st, 2010

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Please find below the Call for Papers for the ‘Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments’ Conference, to take place over Monday to Tuesday, March 21st to 22nd, 2011 in Bremen, Germany:

The conference is hosted by the University of Bremen, run by the Department for Media Education and Design of Multimodal Learning Environments and by the Institute Technology and Education (ITB) in association with the London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG), Pontydysgu and MirandaNet.

The ‘Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments’ Conference builds on a series of mobile learning research symposia hosted by the WLE Centre for Excellence at the Institute of Education, University of London between 2007 and 2009. It will focus on the challenges of developing new pedagogic approaches and on the potential of mobile devices for learning in formal and informal contexts. As mobile learning is not only about learning with mobile technologies, but also considered to be “new” learning, the conference will look at challenges for research and practice in understanding the changing social and technological structures allowing the use of technology for learning that are present in our personal lives, in school and in work places. Thus mobile learning crosses the boundary of institutional learning and looks at practical fields like work-based learning and medicine, too. Also, the conference will look at the latest developments in hardware and software which can support personalised learning. By focusing on theory and practice, development and use, teaching and learning, formal and informal contexts, the conference intends to offer spaces for researchers, practitioners, developers, the industry and policy makers to exchange ideas, experiences and research around issues and approaches to mobile learning, including sociological and educational issues and their effectiveness and desirability as learning spaces as well as the design of environments.

The conference is preceded by the EduCamp, a BarCamp for people interested in media and learning, which will take place in Bremen from March 19-20, 2011. In collaboration with MirandaNet, the conference is running a MirandaMod on March 21-22, 2011 which addresses teachers and practitioners who are interested in teaching and learning with new technologies.

The call for papers and further information is available at the conference website: http://bremen.londonmobilelearning.net.

Important dates:
* October 31, 2010: submission opens
* November N.N., 2010: registration opens
* December 5, 2010: submission closes
* March 6, 2011: registration closes
* March 21-22, 2011: conference

We are looking forward to seeing you in Bremen.

The Organising Committee
Klaus Rummler (LMLG; University of Bremen, FB12, Department for Media Education and Design of Multimodal Learning Environments)
Judith Seipold (LMLG; Bremen)
Prof. Karsten Wolf (University of Bremen, FB12, Department for Media Education and Design of Multimodal Learning Environments)
Dr. Norbert Pachler (LMLG; Institute of Education, University of London)
Dr. Eileen Lübcke (University of Bremen, Institute Technology and Education (ITB))
Graham Attwell (LMLG; University of Bremen, Institute Technology and Education (ITB))

text via Klaus Rummler, photo via conference Web site

Migrating:Art:Academies final conference

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

MigAA

Presented by The European School of Visual Arts (EESI), the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne (KHM) and the Vilnius Academy of Arts (VDA)

Migrating:Art:Academies:

Conference – 15-16 October 2010, 13:00 – 18:00
Exhibition opening – 14 October 2010, 19:00
Exhibition – 14-16 October 2010
Opening times – daily between 10:00 – 19:00

Collegium Hungaricum, Dorotheenstrasse 12, Berlin

The two-year project Migrating Art Academies (MigAA) comes to a close with its Laboratory V Migrating:Art:Academies:. This exhibition and conference, organized in cooperation with Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, will map the territory around an ensemble of new and innovative forms of creative practice. During MigAA students from the European School of Visual Arts (EESI, FR), the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne (KHM, DE), and the Vilnius Academy of Arts (VDA, LT) traveled in Media RVs (recreational camping vehicles) throughout Europe, engaging the local cultural and environmental milieu, and creating art works “on the road.”

“The wealth of Migrating Art Academies was unanimously proclaimed by both the participants and by those who they encountered in the course of the project. This creative experiment was also an excellent educational laboratory and such laboratories undoubtedly play a critical role in a time of European-wide reforms in art education” â?? says Sabrina Grassi-Fossier, the MigAA coordinator and director of European School of Visual Arts, Angouleme/Poitiers.

The combined MigAA exhibition and conference does not claim to be a full picture but rather a presentation of life-sketches, fragmentary practices, and evolving processes. These active threads together chart a new territory for learning that turns away from most traditional academic strategies. This open event is meant to critically address this new approach and to open it up for public dialogue.

On Thursday, 14 October, Migrating:Art:Academies: will open with an exhibition of works by more than thirty students from the three European art academies at the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin. The selected projects, developed during the four consecutive MigAA laboratories in Berlin, Vilnius, Linz, and Royan, range from drawings and maps to installations and interactive works.

The laboratory will also present a 300+ page reader as a summary of the two years of distributed and mobile research. The book, divided into three essential parts – Migrating:, Art:, and Academies: – serves as a navigation supplement for the exhibition and the conference as well as the overall project.

The conference will take place on Friday and Saturday, 15 – 16 October and is divided into four panels: Migration, Education, Technology, and a final Round Table session with the participating students.

Friday, 15 October
13.00 : Migration panel
16.00 : Education panel

Saturday, 16 October
13.00 : Technology panel
16.00 : Final Round Table

About Migrating Art Academies

Migrating Art Academies is an ongoing joint educational project of three European higher education institutions: the European School of Visual Arts (EESI, FR), the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne (KHM, DE) and the Vilnius Academy of Arts (VDA, LT). Its primary purpose was to research and develop a progressive model of education that combines new and innovative forms of creative practice, collaboration, cooperation, and production. For the duration of the project, students had the possibility to work in an autonomous zone situated between virtual and real worlds, as well as between their normal home environment and new, unfamiliar places. The students investigated and engaged the local environment at the same time as developing creative projects in response to their experiences. The MigAA project is financed by the European Commission Culture Program 2007-2013. For more detailed information, please visit: http://www.migaa.eu/.

The conference language is English. Admission is free.

Migrating Art Academies team:
Mindaugas Gapsevicius (top e.V.), Sabrina Grassi-Fossier (Coordinator, EESI), Jonas Hansen (KHM), Žilvinas Lilas (KHM), Alvydas Lukys (VDA), Sylvie Marchand (EESI), Vaclovas Nevcesauskas (VDA), Martin Rumori (KHM).

Online, e-mail, or telephone pre-registration is available and highly recommended until 10 October.

Contact person:
Mindaugas Gapsevicius, Tel. 0179 5462260
press@migaa.eu

Leonardo@Ars Electronica 2010

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

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This year’s Leonardo@Ars Electronica 2010 symposium focuses on the dual issues of interdisciplinary research in art, design, science and technology as well as relevant models of PhD degree studies. It is organized as a public event for media and art educators, teachers and researchers to take place on September 6 at the University of Art and Industrial Design, Hauptplatz 8, 4020 Linz, A&B rooms (see here for venue). The symposium is coordinated by Nina Czegledy, Leonardo/ISAST and Dr. Daniela Reimann, KIT, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Angelika Plank, University of Art and Industrial Design, Linz and in conjunction with Ars Electronica. Please find below the preliminary program:

10.00
Welcome. Prof. Dr. Angelika Plank, Head Departments of Art Education and interim of Media Design /Teacher Training Program, University of Art and Industrial Design, Linz

10.15
Greetings: Representative of the Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture

10.30
Welcome: Nina Czegledy on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

10.40
Introduction: Educational research and new models of knowledge transfer.
Nina Czegledy, KMDI University of Toronto, Concordia University Montreal

11.00 DI Christopher Lindinger, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Visiting Professor Media Design/Teacher Training Program, University of Art and Industrial Design, Linz Future Elevation

11.30 Dr. Daniela Reimann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT, Institute of Vocational and General Education, KIT-focus “Humans and Technology”, researcher, and consultant of the Media Design/Teacher Training Program, University of Art and Industrial Design Linz:
Crossing the borders of arts, science and technology in education

12:00 Prof. Dr. Jillian Scott, Head Head, Karmen Franinovic, The Zürich Node of
Plymouth University in the Institute of Cultural Studies, Zürich University of the Arts
– www.z-node.net

12.30 Lunch Break

13.30 Dr. Lanfranco Aceti, Associate Professor, Contemporary Art & Digital Culture Sabanci University, Istanbul, Artistic Director and Lead Curator ISEA2011, Istanbul:
Transmediation of content and people across disciplines: The challenges of hybrid teaching and Hybrid Students.

14.00 Karen Lancel, artist and educator, HKU Utrecht, Academy Minerva, Groningen
currently developing a policy paper on practice based PhD studies. New parameters
for an online practice based phd.Case study: TELE TRUST

14.30 Michael John Gorman, Founding Director of Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin:
The Art-Science Interface and the public face of the research university: Lessons from the first two years of Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin”

15.00 Open discussion.

15.30 Closing Remarks

16.30 end of session

Symposium Abstract
An increasing need is manifested to develop new curricula informing innovative qualifications, new job profiles in the field of media design research and education, that is design inspired research, and design strategies including a research approach.
Working towards a sustainable convergence between educational research in design, science and technology remains a burning issue. The introduction of new forms of art practice and design at the intersection of media, arts, science and technology requires the introduction and application of distinguished qualification for educators. Yet in several European countries PhD degrees are not yet available in media arts and interdisciplinary studies.

What kind of new art genres are being developed by artists’ creative use of mixed media technologies, visual culture and communities and what is their impact on education? How is design research and education being embedded in the new modular curricula structures? What are the most effective elements of curricula to educate artists as well as art teachers for the future? Media design today is not only a means for research, but also an overall approach towards research shaping new possibilities opening up through design, design research (Laurel, 2004) as well as learning through (game) design (Kafai, 1994). The artistic aspects of interaction have been gradually explored and implemented within the framework of Interface Culture by Sommerer and Mignonneau (2008). An emerging tendency towards research orientation can be also observed as a broader trend in the field of arts and design. Interactive media art is blurring disciplines and has been reflected as a means to trigger and inspire creative processes in education (Reimann, 2006). The tool of design as social intervention is also becoming a hot topic for scholarly research as well as applied studies.

The changing media and art education institutions require an interactive debate on the conditions and evaluation criteria for developing new models for institutional networks and qualifications that allow implementing the media arts across curricula structures. Thus the symposium investigates through international presenters and open discussion the increasingly important issues of interdisciplinary research and higher teaching qualifications, including the initial art and design teacher training programs.

Aims and objectives:
To inspire an open discussion by educators and the public on burning issues towards developing an international dialogue.

For updates please access the Ars Electronica Web site here or the Web site of the Media Design Teacher Training @ the University of Art and Industrial Design for program details.

Please find the Web site of Ars 2010 here at:
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Conference: Deschooling Society/ Hayward Gallery & Serpentine Gallery

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Deschooling society conference

Deschooling society introduced by Illich (1926-2002) who also taught at the University of Bremen, is a big issue in the current debate on reforming education and changing educational institutions (cp. Graham Attwell’s numerous posts on re-thinking schools and education on Pontydysgu.org). However, as we can see the concept of deschooling is not only discussed by pedagogues or in the framework of hacking and redesigning education, but has also become an issue in the arts, art education and curating:

“This two-day conference brings together international artists, curators, and writers to discuss and debate the changing relationship between art and education. Speakers have been invited to present critical ideas on collective and participatory practice, pedagogical experiments and how such art can be understood and discussed.

Deschooling Society takes its title from Ivan Illich’s seminal 1971 book, one of the most influential radical critiques of the education system in Western countries. Issues at the heart of that critique have been increasingly debated within the art world in recent years, and the subject of education has attracted renewed attention from artists, curators, academics, and collectives. Pedagogical models are currently being explored, re-imagined, and deployed by practitioners from around the world in highly diverse projects comprising laboratories, discursive platforms, temporary schools, participatory workshops, and libraries. Simultaneously, progressive globalization has led to a revaluing of the collective knowledge and agency of local communities.

The conference is a collaborative event marking the start of a Hayward Gallery research project culminating in the transformation of the gallery space into an alternative art school during Summer 2012. It also addresses the urgent issues that have arisen from the Centre for Possible Studies, part of an ongoing Serpentine Gallery project in the Edgware Road neighbourhood, and is the second part of the Serpentine’s collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art, New York, following the conference Transpedagogy: Contemporary Art and the Vehicles of Education at MoMA in May 2009.

Speakers include: Christopher Robbins (keynote), Martha Rosler (keynote), ARTSCHOOL/UK, Lars Bang Larsen, Dave Beech, Claire Bishop, Tania Bruguera, Marcelo Expósito, Harrell Fletcher, Jeanne Van Heeswijk, Pablo Helguera, Hannah Hurtzig, Suzanne Lacy, Pedro Lasch, Carmen Moersch, Nils Norman, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Paul O’Neill, Marion von Osten, Adrian Rifkin, Irit Rogoff, Ralph Rugoff, Terry Smith, Lisa Tickner, Gediminas Urbonas, Mick Wilson.

Panel session topics include:
– From Discursive Practices to the Pedagogical Turn
– Insertions, Alterations, and Rearrangements within Existing Institutional Frameworks
– Protest in Art School: Rituals of Power and Rebellion Since the Sixties
– Performative and Participatory Models for Exchange
– Presentations of artists projects and alternative art schools”

Click here for further information and check Hayward Gallery and Serpentine Gallery here.

text via e-flux, photo via www.southbankcentre.co.uk

ART AND TECHNOSCIENCE – Practices in transformation conference

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Since I am interested in creativity, innovation, and education through the arts, my research looks at coupling arts, sciences, engineering and technology in trans-disciplinary education. ART&SCIENCE is an approach discussed in the LEONARDO community in terms of new curricula as well as new study programs in practice at university level.
The Artists-in-Labs-project initiated by Jill Scott brings together artists and scientists and aims to verify “the need for the arts and the sciences to work together in order to develop more creative and conceptual approaches to innovation and presentation.” (Scott, 2006).

However, in the context of arts&science and technology, I ran across the below conference entitled “ART AND TECHNOSCIENCE – Practices in transformation”. It is a conference organized by the Academy of Fine Arts in Finland, in collaboration with the Finnish Bioart Society and Pixelache festival, to take place over 24-25.3.2010 in Helsinki:

“The beginning of the 21st century is characterized by an overwhelming awareness of environmental issues. Facing the threat of global warming, the findings of scientific research have become a subject of intensive political debate. The ethical questions traditionally discussed in the green-wing marginals have become mainstream, as science has become a coffee-table topic.

The field of art that interacts with the practices of science and its technologies is commonly referred to as ART&SCIENCE. During the past decades, this hybrid field has become more or less established, with landmark works, major institutions and written histories. However, with the new wave of environmentalism, a further wave of artists working with methods and questions related to scientific research has also emerged.

The conference seeks to contextualize the practices of ART&SCIENCE both in the contemporary political atmosphere and the history of contemporary art.

The first day of the two-day conference focuses on the practices in transformation as a result of research-orientation and cross-disciplinarity, characteristic to the field of ART&SCIENCE.

The second day of the conference looks at the technologies of encounter between human and non-human worlds. The aim is to address the ethical discourse taking place in art practices which look at the interaction between humans and non-humans.

Speakers include Roy Ascott (artist, researcher, UK), Jill Scott (artist, researcher, AUS/CH), Andy Gracie (artist, UK/ESP), Ingeborg Reichle (art historian, DE), Adam Zaretsky (artist, US), Tuija Kokkonen (theatre director, FI), Terike Haapoja (artist, FI), Pau Alsina (researcher, ESP), Ulla Taipale (curator, FI/ESP), Anu Osva (artist, FI), Erich Berger (artist, coordinator ArsBioarctica, AUT/FI), Leena Valkeapää (artist, FI), Laura Beloff (artist, researcher, FI), Manu Tamminen (microbiologist, FI), Eija Juurola (forest researcher, FI), Raitis Smits (artist, curator, LV), Jan Kaila (artist, professor, FI), Antti Sajantila (professor, medical doctor, FI), Minna Långström (artist, FI), among others.”

Contact:
Erich Berger
Coordinator ArsBioarctica
eb@randomseed.org
+358-50-4338898
http://kilpiscope.net

Terike Haapoja
Artist, Phd researcher
mail@terikehaapoja.net
+358-50-4058341
http://kuva.fi

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