SAPEA in the Gallery
SAPEA is developing several exciting initiatives with community partners. Our major community partner is the Art Gallery of South Australia. We are very excited to be working with them to develop programmes that inspire critical thinking and learning for students and teachers.
Do you want to find out more about any of our initiatives?
Why Philosophy in the Art Gallery?
“Philosophy” is literally, the love of wisdom. More than this, though, philosophy is about the pursuit of deeper knowledge about all things, as well as a methodology to undertake these pursuits.
In education we talk about there being two parts to philosophy;
Since philosophy is not just a subject its processes are able to be applied to all areas of thinking and learning to help us gain a deeper understanding about all studies. Within the visual arts this is particularly significant in the development of critical and conceptual thinking.
Philosophical questioning in the Arts is vital as it allows students;
Doing this in public places helps students to understand their wider world.
Community of Inquiry Day
in the Art Gallery
At the end of term 2 2019 we will be hosting our first Community of Inquiry full day event for primary schools.
Students from each school join like-minded students from other schools in three half hour ‘Community of Inquiry’ sessions inspired by selected works of art. Each group has a facilitator assigned to them.
The Community of Inquiry model is designed to generate philosophical dialogue in a respectful and cooperative collective inquiry. Students exchange information, connect thoughts and apply new ideas. They communicate and collaborate openly and without fear, guided by the facilitator who directs and focuses the discussion without controlling or predetermining any outcome.
10-12 schools will be able to register to participate in early 2019. Schools will receive support from SAPEA to prepare for the event.
Self-Guided Philosophy Walks
in the Art Gallery
SAPEA is developing a collection of resources to support educators undertake self-guided sessions in the Gallery.
Are you interested in our walks? Let us know what you want from a critical thinking tour of the gallery.
TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
IN THE ART GALLERY
In January 2019 we will be offering interactive learning for educators of all year levels and subject areas as part of the Teachers' Big Days Out. SAPEA members will deliver sessions that develop confidence in teachers to run a range of interesting and fun tours of the Art Gallery of South Australia that connect meaningfully to their curriculum.
Educators will have the opportunity to engage with learning that supports the development of creative, critical and collaborative thinking in students. Participating educators will receive a Facilitator Induction Certificate at the end of the day, which prepares them to facilitate at a formal Community of Inquiry.