Danielle Sirek, Assistant Professor of Arts Education at Western University, presents "Teacher education before and during (and after) COVID-19."
Room 225, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park, Toronto
All attendees are requested to register via EventBrite. Attendees may join us in person at the Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Building room 225 (light refreshments will be provided) or via Zoom. Note: guests who register to attend the event virtually will receive a link to register for the University of Toronto Zoom session via email. Zoom registration must be done in advance of the talk to receive the link for the lecture.
After the event, in-person attendees are welcome to continue the conversation with our speaker at a nearby establishment. For-purchase food and drinks will be available.
About the talk
Health protocols due to COVID-19 have placed significant restrictions on teacher education in the arts in Ontario. Teaching and learning in the arts is primarily experiential, and material practices are essential to the process. The arts, therefore, have unique pedagogical principles that can be difficult to meet during enhanced public health protocols and alternative learning contexts. If the arts either temporarily disappear; are taught in theoretical, non-experiential ways; or become entirely digital; there is likely to be a lasting effect on teacher education in the arts and classroom arts education once the risks of the pandemic have passed. How will the work of teacher educators in the arts change, as they prepare preservice teachers to teach music, visual arts, drama, and dance?
Suggested reading* and viewing
Sefton, T. G., Sirek, D. (2020). Musical self-portraits and representations of non/conformity: In the music classroom with preservice generalist teachers. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 21(32). http://doi.org/10.26209/ijea21n32
*To request a PDF copy of the above text, please email Laura Menard.
Our videoconference streaming will include auto-generated captioning. Additionally, a recording of the event will be available upon request to anyone registered but who cannot join us live due to a care-taking responsibility, a scheduling conflict, or other. If you require any additional accessibility accommodations, please email Laura Menard in advance so that we can arrange them accordingly.