28 May 2013
The Faculty of Education and Social Work invites you to a reception and the keynote address by this year’s Artist-in-Residence.
Andrew Upton will stake the territory of the residency and its importance in the faculty’s work in the arts in education. Increasingly, research shows that the role of the creative arts in arts in education greatly affects participation rates and augments overall educational outcomes. Upton’s work as both a creative and an educational facilitator will be explored and investigated. Starting with the question: what is the role of the creative in the educational process? And tracing from there the creation of meaning and identity through narrative and play. How this manifests in both the rehearsal room and the classroom.
The event is chaired by Robyn Ewing and will be followed by an audience Q&A.
Andrew Upton is a playwright, screenwriter, producer and director. He and his wife Cate Blanchett, he are co-artistic directors and co-chief executive officers of the Sydney Theatre Company (STC). They operate their own film production company, Dirty Films (Bangers and Little Fish) and have worked with Professor Robyn Ewing on the highly successful School Drama project, in partnership with the STC’s education program and the faculty, where he is an Honorary Associate. Upton and Blanchett are collaborating on an ARC Linkage Grant.
Robyn Ewing is Professor of Teacher Education and the Arts. She is also Acting Dean in the Faculty of Education and Social Work, president of the Australian Literacy Educators Association, and vice president of Sydney Story Factory.
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