Open Space – An action research report from the Virtually There Project

Open Space – An action research report from the Virtually There Project
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This book interrogates the impact of the Virtually There project, a long-term virtual artist-in-school residency, offering readers and insight into high-quality arts in education process.

Description

What is the value of connecting professional artists with children and teachers in educational settings?

The Virtually There project facilitated long-term collaborations between artists, children and teachers across 8 schools in Northern Ireland with a pioneering approach that enabled the artists to connect virtually from their studios.

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Image from St Colman's Primary School working with artist John D'Arcy, Kids Own publication
Text and image from Open Spaces book , Kids Own Publishing

“I think it gives them [children] the confidence to try things, and to really see things in a different way… It’s okay sometimes if things don’t work out the way you think they’re going to work out, because you can do it again, or you can learn from it. And it’s about asking questions, and just thinking ‘I wonder…'”

– Julie Orr, primary school teacher at Ballydown Primary School

“I don’t believe in technology for technology’s sake… You only use it when it adds to or enriches the creative experience.’

– Vine Haugh, artist

Additional info

‘Open Space’ is written by Dr Bryonie Reid and is published by Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership. This action research and subsequent publication have been generously funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

A Kids’ Own Publication
1st Edition (2020)

Paperback: 152 pages, full colour
ISBN: 9781902432731

100% of proceeds support children’s participation in the arts

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