On Monday 20 March 2023, at the Fine Arts Academy of Rome was held the second part of the Didactics for Creative Technology Pilot Course (DCTPC) thanks to the collaboration with the Centre of Competence for Creative Technologies of HKU in Utrecht, a leading institution for art and new technology education in Europe.
Curated by Professor Franco Ripa di Meana as part of the EU4ART_differences project, the professionalization pilot course for university level professors was conceived to provide an overview of the possibility and potentiality offered by technology, and its relevant methodology, in a pedagogical perspective for art education and creative expression. The workshop followed the Kick-off of the Pilot Course in May 2022, in which participants from EU4ART_differences academies took part an online session to prepare the ground for approaching and understanding the didactics for creative technology.
The workshop in Rome combined practical activities and theoretical discussion to upskill art teachers from different disciplines and departments. The experts Machiel Veltkamp and Maarten Overdijk from HKU oraganized three workstations with different materials and technical equipment to provide a direct experience of coding, virtual reality and software for real time simulation, programming games, robots, and V/R – A/R experiences. After the practical session, committed to facilitate teachers at using digital tools and operating systems for creative technologies, a roundtable session steered up the debate on the didactic capabilities of new technologies in the art academy context.
Professors, with different knowledge and expertise, exchanged opinions about the integration and implementation of technology in their teaching practice, discussing the impacts in terms of students’ attitude, mental agility, artistic production, and creativity.
The Didactics for Creative Technology (DCT) professionalization course for university teachers has been running at HKU for several years and during this time, participants have developed many research questions that have led to various new didactic forms and educational modules. It is expected that the workshop will encourage professors and researchers from EU4ART_differences to produce a prolific exchange between arts education, technological tools and relevant research inputs.
images: (cover 1) Professor Elena Giulia Rossi at Didactics for Creative Technology Pilot Course, The Fine Arts Academy of Rome, ph: Monkeys Video Lab; (2) Professors from ABARoma working with the expert from KHU , The Fine Arts Academy of Rome, ph: Monkeys Video Lab; (3) Testing Isadora Software at Didactics for Creative Technology Pilot Course, The Fine Arts Academy of Rome, ph: Monkeys Video Lab; (4) Professor Franco Ripa di Meana with Maarten Overdijk , The Fine Arts Academy of Rome, ph: Monkeys Video Lab; (5) Circuit Kit presented at Didactics for Creative Technology Pilot Course, The Fine Arts Academy of Rome, ph: Monkeys Video Lab.