|D.71 | Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 10:30 - 11:00, Room D1 |
|Using artefacts to promote cultural understanding in cypriot primary schools
|This paper will address issues arising from my PhD research in progress. My review of literature examined the nature and potential of an artefact-based approach and selected teaching/learning strategies for responding to artworks for teaching cultural understanding in Cypriot Primary Schools. In this paper, I will report the findings of the second step of the research which was a workshop followed by classroom-based experiments, both of which served as preliminary research. The workshop was intended to be the first cycle of an action research but for the reasons I will explain briefly, this proved to be not the wrong method. Having decided to change it to the development of a resource pack, I invited four teachers to collaborate with me on testing out a curriculum model centred on the study of selected artefacts and use of inquiry/questioning and cooperative learning strategies (active listening/discussion and talking circle).
This paper will briefly describe the curriculum model and present the conclusions of the preliminary research for the design of the proposed curriculum pack.