Elmgreen & Dragset <em>The painter, fig 1</em> 2021, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased with funds donated by Michael and Emily Tong, 2022<br/>
© Elmgreen & Dragset

Ways of Looking | Contemporary Art Professional Learning for Teachers

Sat 17 Feb, 9.15am–1.15pm

Elmgreen & Dragset <em>The painter, fig 1</em> 2021, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased with funds donated by Michael and Emily Tong, 2022<br/> © Elmgreen & Dragset
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NGV International

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9:15 am–1:15 pm
Sat 17 Feb
NGV International

Teachers: $80
Teacher Members: $65

Take some time out with art! In Ways of Looking, join NGV educators and guest presenters to discover different strategies and approaches to use in the classroom to foster students’ observation, interpretation and responding skills.

Contemporary art can offer powerful learning opportunities for students – but how do you talk to them about a robotic dog or a banana taped to a wall? Learn with NGV Educators about how you can enrich and invigorate visual art and design classes by connecting with contemporary works. Discover some of the big ideas that influence contemporary art and find out how inquiry-based approaches can ignite students’ curiosity and critical thinking skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret and analyse a range of works by contemporary artists and designers featured in NGV Triennial 2023
  • Develop strategies and thinking routines to help students interpret the meanings and messages in contemporary art and design
  • Investigate activities for increasing student engagement with contemporary art and design

AITSL Standards

  • 2.1 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
  • 3.3 Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge,skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking
  • 6.2 Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice, targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.
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