Visual Arts Stories

A teacher’s perspective – Art tour to France, Italy and Spain

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Jane Dobson, Head of Art at Concordia College in South Australia, shares the wonderful learning experiences and life-long memories that her students have taken away from their Art Tour to Italy, Spain and France in May this year: Our Italy, France and Spain art tour covered Roman, Renaissance, Impressionism through to contemporary times. The students…

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How travel connects to the classroom

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Travelling creates stronger teachers, and in turn stronger students. Studies continuously show how travel improves academic performance, and there are learning opportunities for students before, during, and after you return from your tour. For teachers, travel is professional development at the highest level. Travel brings lesson plans to life for classrooms, and the benefits are…

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Breaking down educational barriers with cross-curriculum tours

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Studies on cross-curriculum learning have shown it can lead to increased motivation, improvement of the learning process, encourage critical thinking, interaction and reflection and promotes teamwork between students. When combining curriculums, students make connections between subjects which in turn create richer learning opportunities as the material becomes more relevant and meaningful. Here are our favourite…

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