Project “Critical ARts Education for Sustainable Societies” (CARE/SS) is about enabling Higher Education Institutions’ digital transformation to support the development and delivery of teacher training programmes in arts education through an online or blended learning environment. It also focuses on enhancing arts education with education for sustainable development elements. The project aims to develop skills, values and innovative mindsets around arts education and to establish bonds of collaboration between the partner universities.
CARE/SS is halfway through its completion. On the 19-20th of June 2023, Adam Mickiewicz University successfully organised and hosted the 4th Transnational Project meeting. This was a crucial meeting as the partners shared their experiences from the training that already took place and their planning for forthcoming training. The variety of arts disciplines (music, visual arts, theatre, and literature), target teacher population (in-service and pre-service), level of education (primary and secondary) as well as teacher specialisation (arts specialists or not), testify to the versatility of the pedagogical model used for online or blended learning in the arts and suggests that many implications will arise by the final outputs of this project.
The project is funded by Erasmus+ KA2 programme, and the coordinator is Dr Victoria Pavlou, Professor of Visual Arts Education, Department of Education, Frederick University, Cyprus. The partners of the project are: the University of Malta, Malta, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, University of Barcelona, Spain and Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland.
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About Frederick University:
Frederick University operates in the Republic of Cyprus since September 2007. Although the establishment of the University is relatively recent, the organisation has a long history of more than 50 years in higher education. Its mission is the provision of learning opportunities through teaching and research in the areas of science, technology, social sciences, and the arts, as well as an ongoing contribution to the wider social context.
The University offers a broad range of academic programs of study in the areas of Science, Engineering, Business, Arts, Architecture, Media, Humanities, Health, and Education, and operates from two campuses, in Nicosia and in Limassol.
With its dedication to academic excellence, provision of high-quality programs of study and active research, the University enjoys respect and recognition both nationally and internationally. In 2022, Frederick University ranked 139th among 1103 European and 194th internationally in the general ranking of the global university ranking tool U-Multirank. In the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023, it ranked among the top 201-300 Universities, the only University in Cyprus and Greece to achieve this. It has also scored highly for its positive impact and meaningful work on specific SDGs, having ranked 44th globally for Quality Education and 100th for Affordable and Clean Energy.
Source: CARE/SS project (https://care-ss.frederick.ac.cy/)