Join us as we focus on the 'eight good habits of art' - learning through body, senses and movement. Modern brain research establishes that learning and development don't just happen in the head. Learning and development are linked to the body and the environment. As children and adults, we learn to understand the world not just by stimulating certain neural pathways in the brain, but also through the way we use our bodies and senses. We delve into the specific qualities that artistic activities and subjects have for the development, learning and well-being of school children in particular.



9.00 - 9.30: Arrival and breakfast, tea and coffee

9.30 - 9.40: Welcome - by Ulla Voss Gjesing, Chair of the Board of the BUM Association

9.40 - 10.10: Performance, identity and learning - by Tine Eibye, Randers Egnsteater
Tine Eibye from Randers Egnsteater talks about her experience of how children's language skills and social competences are strengthened when they develop and qualify a shared, creative expression. The presentation includes an example from a children's project that combined live music and theatrical improvisation.

10.20 - 11.00: The eight good habits of art - by Kjeld Fredens, brain researcher, adj. professor, etc.
In his latest book, Learning with the Body First, Kjeld Fredens argues that art is not a luxury, but a welfare. When kindergartens, schools and education cut so-called practical, creative subjects in favour of knowledge that has to meet standardised tests, the intelligence of children and young people is narrowed. Indeed, artistic activities add the special forms of thinking that not only foster children's and young people's creative development, but also have a major impact on the disciplines covered by standardised tests.

11.00 - 11.30: The role of art in learning - by Jesper la Cour Andersen, actor, storyteller and creative director of The Storytelling Theatre
Story Play is designed to foster and refine personal living stories for storytellers of all ages and backgrounds. The model is based on 25 years of working with people, where 'making' stories using the insight of the storyteller and the tools of the actor has been the focus. Story Play refers both to a playful approach to working with stories and to producing a narrative play.

11.30 - 12.15: Why and how art, culture and learning in schools? - Panel discussion
What happens when the researcher, the artist and the school leader bring their knowledge and experience into play? Panel discussion between Kjeld Fredens, Jesper la Cour Andersen and Helle Kappel, Head of School and Day Care - moderated by Helga Hjerrild, BUM Board.

12.15 - 13.00: Lunch

13.00 - 14.30: Workshops

14.30 - 14.50: Coffee break

14.50 - 15.50: 'The West against the West' in a children's perspective - v. Rune Lykkeberg, editor-in-chief of Information and author
In the startling and acclaimed work "The West versus the West", Rune Lykkeberg writes about a Western world that has produced the most amazing advances; we have never been healthier, lived longer, been more peaceful. And yet never before has so much anger and aggression been generated. Rune Lykkeberg will lead us through his own readings of children's and young adult literature and a cultural historical analysis of the importance of art and culture for our future.

15.50-16.00: Thank you for today - by the BUM Board.


Deadline for registration 23.9.



Members of the BUM Association: 600 DKK.

Non-members: 850 kr.

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