What if all arts education was special arts education? What can we learn from working with young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)?
Summer School 2018 will be led by artist Bill Leslie and invited contributors.
Working with artists and young people, participants will engage with eachother and the museum through practical activity, performance, sound, making and discussion. The group will explore current practices and new possibilities for working in special educational needs settings and beyond.
A successful workshop for a SEND group is a successful workshop for an undergraduate group (and for pretty much any other group). This is not true across the board, but relates to a particular style of learning or exploration which is direct, embodied, often physical, without fixed expectations or narrow success criteria, in which participants are given the freedom to explore ideas, materials or approaches in their own way. The job of the workshop leader then becomes one of initiator, enthusiast and sensitive observer.
Bill Leslie, artist, SEND practitioner, lecturer
Summer School 2018 is an immersive course exploring learning through making. Join us as we consider broad ideas around art, education and the twenty first century museum. Be a part of an experiential and participatory conversation over a full week at Tate Modern.
Intended for those interested in teaching and learning including individuals working within special educational needs provisions and pupil referral units. Run by artists with and without disabilities for teachers, educators and artists with and without disabilities.
Summer School is framed by artistic practice, where it intersects with teaching and connects to Tate’s collection and exhibitions. Each year the course programme explores the possibilities for using Tate as an exceptional resource for teachers. Participants are invited to contribute to an evolving conversation around new approaches to teaching and learning in the classroom.
Explore new teaching methods, frameworks and situations for you to carry out in the classroom. Step into the role of both teacher and student, as we imagine exciting ways of supporting engagement with art.
Summer School attracts an exciting group of teachers and artists from around the world to create a dynamic and memorable learning experience.
We greatly value the opportunity to work with a diverse group of colleagues at Summer School, including those visiting internationally. Conversation and discussion play an integral role in all Tate courses and so to ensure your enjoyment and maximise your experience it is essential that you are able to use and understand English well.
Please do get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries regarding this.
Discount for teachers on Summer School
Bursary places are available for UK state school teachers for Summer School. Teachers are entitled to one bursary place a year on a first-come first-served basis. Each teachers’ course will have three bursary places available.