• Posted 24-May-2022

Frederick University: Coordinator of the project Critical Arts Education for Sustainable Societies

On April 8, 2022, the kickoff meeting of the partners of the European project Critical Arts Education for Sustainable Societies, which is funded by the Erasmus+ KA2, took place at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. The coordinator of the project is Dr Victoria Pavlou, Associate Professor of Visual Arts, Chair of the Department of Education, Frederick University, Cyprus.

Project CARE/SS is about widening the access to the arts through online and blended learning and enhancing arts education with education for sustainable development elements that will promote creative thinking, critical and systemic thinking, reflection and development of skills, attitudes and values.

The project aims to enable Higher Education Institutions' digital transformation, to support the development and delivery of teacher training programs that will empower school teachers in arts teaching and thus strengthen their teaching profile. At the same time teachers/future teachers will develop their digital and soft skills and acquire quality experience of learning-teaching situations in a digital environment that could be transfer in primary/secondary levels of schooling. Thus, through the content of the trainings, CARE/SS responds to the need to support educational programs that enhance social and intercultural competences, critical thinking and creativity. Education through the arts, especially with the integration of education for sustainable development (particularly the social and cultural aspects), reflects the transition into the 21st century education where emphasis is placed on an integration of competences, knowledge, values and attitudes.

The project has a duration of 28 months and apart from Frederick University, its partners are the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, the University of Malta, Malta, the University of Barcelona, Spain and the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland. For more information, visit the project's website www.caress.frederick.ac.cy (soon available).

Source: Frederick University Press Release