Second Edition of the Indian Art and Design Educators Association (IADEA) Annual Art Conference
The Indian Art and Design Educators Association (IADEA) hosted the second Annual Art Educators Conference in Delhi, at the India International Centre on 3rd and 4th October.
The theme of the two-day conference was Art Integrated Learning – a cross disciplinary approach to learning art where art is seen as a facilitator for overall learning.
Announcing the event, Sara Vetteth, founder IADEA said, “Art Integrated Learning is a highly acclaimed and holistic model of teaching-learning that integrates art with the mainstream school curriculum to help educators and teachers create a better classroom environment and improve both teaching and learning standards. How does art relate to language, science and maths? We want to change the way art is perceived and introduce the idea of art as a facilitator for cross disciplinary thought and learning. It is a great way to teach life skills, risk-taking, process oriented and design thinking.”
The two-day conference included workshops and seminars and was attended by 150 teachers, art educators from 28 cities across India and 12 non-profits working in the art and education domains from across the country as well as a few keynote international speakers. Senior education consultants and experts as well as academic coordinators and school administrators keen to enable a greater integration of art within the school curriculum were also present at the conference. Both global and national experts from the art and education world shared their views and experiential learning on Art Integrated Learning, highlighting the need for equal partnerships in teaching and learning rather than a top-down didactical approach.
The event concluded with the much awaited 2019 Camlin Art Teacher Excellence Awards that celebrated the inventiveness, creativity, and passion of art teachers.
“IADEA’s annual conference wants to encourage schools to keep up with global practices, connecting visual arts with subjects like maths and science”
“We want to change the way art is perceived and introduce the idea of art as a facilitator for cross disciplinary thought and learning”