Artists in Schools Project: Visual Arts and Language

What is the Artists in Schools Project? Many years ago, I worked on a programme to encourage schools to invite artists into the classroom. They would to either do workshops with children, make work on site, or have a longer stint as artist in residence. I believe children learn a lot from simply being aroundContinue reading “Artists in Schools Project: Visual Arts and Language”

Reflections from The Image Conference New York College, Athens 2018

I spoke to a few conference attendees on the final day of The Image Conference Athens, Greece While we were tired, we were happy. Friendships strengthened and new friendships and professional alliances made. The Image Conference for me, is particularly a place where I can find “my tribe”- People like me. The atmosphere is generous,Continue reading “Reflections from The Image Conference New York College, Athens 2018”

Using Storytelling in ELT to Young Learners: The Hands Up Project

Using Storytelling in ELT to Young Learners: The Hands Up Project Nick Bilbrough has been involved in the field of language teaching for twenty-five years. training teachers in Africa, the Middle East, South America and Europe and is a regular presenter at conferences worldwide. I recently caught up with him at the Image Conference inContinue reading “Using Storytelling in ELT to Young Learners: The Hands Up Project”

Visual Arts Activities in the English Language Classroom

Many teachers are daunted by the idea of dealing with the visual arts in the classroom, let alone an English language classroom. They often don’t consider themselves as “arty”. Looking at images created by artists can be confounding. In this article, I’ll offer ideas and activities that can be used when working with the visual arts that empower teacher and learner alike.

Using Image in Language Teaching

This is a publication I’ve participated in, contributing one of the chapters. The book features articles and practical ideas for using still and moving images in language education.

Transmedia Storytelling and Convergence

We don’t just consume stories these days, we add to them, we participate in the writing of them through our collaboration on social media. Storytelling is memorable because of it’s use of image and imagery, rhythm and repetition of theme words or sound. But what do we mean when we refer to transmedia?