Our educational programmes need to be adjusted accordingly and our students develop entrepreneurial skills and new didactic methods to be able to meet the new pressing needs where inclusion is being addressed as a key element.
During the Next Move project the teams from DOCH, RAMA and ArtEZ have produced three products, as a result of a three-year period of research and knowledge exchange, better known as Intellectual Outputs:
The Joint Module is a didactical course created as a result of the three year project Next Move. The course will be shared by ArtEZ, DOCH and RAMA over the next three years. From each academy, three 3rd year students will form one team that will travel to all three countries for one week. There they will receive input from the local teachers on the theme: Inclusion. The student team will produce papers, performances and lesson plans on teaching dance and music to new target groups in society. For the course the three academies can use the materials that are gathered in the Manual of Methods.
The Manual of Methods is an online platform where DOCH, RAMA and ArtEZ have gathered all the materials that were made during the Next Move Project. Here, teachers and students can find texts, video’s, toolboxes, lesson plans etc. on subjects related to Inclusion. They form the content of the Joint Module. Each time the Joint Module takes place, new material will be added to the Manual of Methods as a result.
Digital Student Portfolio’s will get a broader and more sustainable use in this new form created during Next Mov. The Portfolio is a personal (online) space where students who follow the Joint Module can store their reflections, ideas and products. It will also be used as an assessment tool. After graduation they can turn the portfolio into a personal website that the can use as their digital business card and professional profiling.
The following final results are expected:
- A joint platform for continuous collaboration for the mutual development of the educational programmes at each artistic HEI;
- Better understanding on the need of a critical perspective on practice, target groups and the accessibility of art in order to make sustainable change regarding inclusion and expanding of the field of arts;
- A more accurate and updated notion of the needs and necessity of the national and European/international labor market;
- On the students and teachers part; Development of knowledge, insight, skills and concrete methods and tools for working within the rapidly changing and expanding labor market;
- Development of a view on new methods for training dance and music;
- Impact on the educational programmes at other artistic HEIs;
- Impact on the discussion and work within HEIs regarding topics of inclusion and participation of a broader range of target groups.