Welcome to Our Blog
Siyafundisana –We teach each other. Siyafundisa na? – Are we teaching each other?
(This conversation between Puleng Plessie and Genevieve Louw took place underneath a scaffolding structure on Wits campus.)
SiyafunidisaNa in Dialogue:
GL: Okay, so what do you mean by “moments” in the scaffolding?
PP: The moments that you speak of are moments of failure, moments of strength, moments of collaboration, and moments of access/lack of access especially in relation to the signage.
GL: … and intersecting… There are lots of intersections but there are also structures that are very geometric- they are structurally sound. When I look at the pile of scaffolding on the floor it seems to become a representation of possibility because you don’t know what it will become- but also chaos… When it comes to collaborations, strengths and failures, I think about the pedagogical significance of scaffolding. What we do as the constructors of it, as the educators and facilitators.
The 2017 edition of the conference considers the theme of arts education and arts in education. It sees the term ‘decolonisation’ as a catalyst for moving towards a context-based curricula. Presentations and demonstrations will use this concept as a golden thread to bind the conference narrative together.
This two day conferenceb takes place from 27-28 July 2017 in Johannesburg. The conference proceedings will include an individualized programme for educators and school learners that has been designed to inspire change. The programme combines presentations, performances and opportunities to hear the voices of art learners, educators, trainers, academics and the arts community.