Looking yonder : a model of arts engagement with teacher artists and professional artists in Queensland Schools

Gattenhof, Sandra Jane (2013) Looking yonder : a model of arts engagement with teacher artists and professional artists in Queensland Schools. The Journal of Drama and Theatre Education in Asia (DaTEAsia), 4(1), pp. 83-106.

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Since 2007 Kite Arts Education Program (KITE), based at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), has been engaged in delivering a series of theatre-based experiences for children in low socio-economic primary schools in Queensland. KITE @ QPAC is an early childhood arts initiative of The Queensland Department of Education that is supported by and located at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. KITE delivers relevant contemporary arts education experiences for Prep to Year 3 students and their teachers across Queensland. The theatre-based experiences form part of a three year artist-in-residency project titled Yonder that includes performances developed by the children with the support and leadership of Teacher Artists from KITE for their community and parents/carers in a peak community cultural institution. This paper provides an overview of the Yonder model and unpacks some challenges in activating the model for schools and cultural organisations.

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ID Code: 66951
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: drama education, arts education, Artist-in- Residence, teacher artist, arts curriculum
ISSN: 2079-9608 (print) / 2218-4155 (online)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Drama Theatre and Performance Studies (190404)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Hong Kong Drama/Theatre and Education Forum Limited, Hong Kong and the author
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Deposited On: 05 Feb 2014 22:46
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2014 22:50

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