Teaching to yearn

In 2018, the theatre department at the Victorian College of the Arts will launch a new BFA Theatre - a course designed for ‘actor-creators’ – those theatre artists who want to devise and perform in their own work. As we developed the course this year, I found myself thinking often of a quote from Saint-Exupery’s Wisdom of the Sands:
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”

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Real-World Creative Learning: Embedding Arts Curricula in Festivals and Exhibitions

Real-World Creative Learning: Embedding Arts Curricula in Festivals and Exhibitions

The current trend in Australian universities has seen the proportion of enrolments in Arts subjects declining over the last decade, with regional universities and campuses more significantly affected. According to the 2015 Mapping the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia report “entry scores are dropping and numbers declining in HASS programmes in regional universities.”. .

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