European Ceramic Context 2014

Educational Seminar EGC2012

Educational Seminar

Venue: Royal Danish Academy School of Design Bornholm
Date:  12. Sep. 2014 
Time: 9.00 - 17.00
Tickets: €80 regular
 / €50 students. Tickets are sold through 

Investigating Ceramic Education
This is a full day educational seminar, engaging educators and students in discussions and problem solving on current challenges and unfolding possibilities in ceramic education.

Using the international and diverse group of educators and students participating in ECC2014 as a starting point, we invite professionals and students engaged in ceramic education to participate in mapping and exchanging knowledge and resources in the field of ceramic education.
Participants are asked to bring the current issues, questions or themes, which they are engaged in at the moment and are seeking input for, in order to improve the quality of their ceramic program or learning environment. 
The seminar will facilitate the collective resources and knowledge of the group, to generate solutions to challenges and questions raised by the participants.

Educators and students 50/50.
In order to create a dynamic dialogue and exchange of imput and knowledge, teachers and educators are encouraged to bring a student to the seminar, .

Assignment for participants
Each participant should bring 3 themes / issues / question, in which you are engaged in your practice as a teacher of ceramics and crafts education.
Students/faculty are encouraged to bring a visual presentation of a project or one of their core concerns from a teaching situation/challenge.

Examples of questions
we need more contacts to international internships / how do we meet students individually in critiques / can we use tutoring to………… / how can we include the experiences of alumni students in the ceramic program / What does the future call for, when it comes to education in ceramics? / If we were allowed to bring only three elements from our present ceramic education into the future; what would they be? / how do we incooperate professional partnerships in teaching projects / Balance between academia and craft skills / .................


  9.00 – 10.00       Introduction short mapping of questions / issues / themes

10.00 – 11.00       Lecture by Per Liljenberg Halstrøm, PhD student and a lecturer at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design and Copenhagen School of Design and Technology. "Working towards a method for using theory in crafts educations". Per is a fiction writer with an MA in Rhetoric. His research focuses on how to develop teaching methods for inviting students’ verbal reflections in design processes. 

11.00 – 12.00       Participatory seminar activities

12.00 – 13.00       Lunch while still working in groups / exhibition opening of student projects at KADK

13.00 – 15.30       Participatory seminar activities

16.00 – 17.00       Summary and conclusion