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Guest Blogger, Ted Wiprud: From the UNESCO Arts Education Conference, Part IV

UNESCO Second World Conference on Arts Education in Seoul Blog 4 Theodore Wiprud June 22, 2010 I wasn't sure why the composer Hi Kyung Kim was keynoter for the second day of the UNESCO 2nd World Conference on Arts Education - a day devoted to "Advocacy: Outreach to socio-cultural values." She talked about artistic dialogue between cultures, but what did she have to say about education, advocacy, outreach? On reflection: plenty. It was almost a parable of effective arts education. Ms. Kim outlined a series of compositional projects and … [Read more...]

Guest Blogger, Ted Wiprud: From the UNESCO International Arts Education Conference, Part III

UNESCO Second World Conference on Arts Education in Seoul Theodore Wiprud June 6, 2010 I was particularly looking forward to the UNESCO conference roundtable on research in arts education - specifically titled "Supporting the Practical Use of Researches: Suggestions to Enhance Practicality and Reliability of Arts Education Researches." What transpired was intriguing in ways I'd never imagined. The speakers came from Cuba, Austria, Germany, Zimbabwe, France, and Australia, with a moderator (Dan Baron Cohen) from Wales by way of Brazil. Their … [Read more...]

Guest Blogger, Ted Wiprud: From the UNESCO Arts Education Conference, Part Two

UNESCO Second World Conference on Arts Education in Seoul Theodore Wiprud May 31, 2010 Each day of the UNESCO conference on arts education began with a keynote address or two. The keynote the first day - which set a tone for the whole conference - was by the American team, Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein. He's a professor of physiology with an interest in arts-science interactions; she's a writer and Kennedy Center teaching artist. Together they've authored Sparks of Genius - the 13 Thinking Tools of the World's Most Creative People. … [Read more...]

Guest Blogger, Ted Wiprud: From the UNESCO International Arts Education Conference in Seoul, South Korea

Let's welcome back Ted Wiprud to Dewey21C. Ted has graciously agreed to send along some guest blog entries from the UNESCO Conference in Seoul, South Korea. ************************************************************************************************************** UNESCO Second World Conference on Arts Education in Seoul Theodore Wiprud May 29, 2010 The Second World Conference on Arts Education has completed its work in Seoul. From May 25 to 28, delegates from 170 countries came to South Korea to discuss issues in arts education, review … [Read more...]

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