WHY USING ARTISTSTIC-CREATIVE WAYS OF EXPRESSION IN SOCIAL PEDAGOGIC ACTION FIELD?!

Forstner, M. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Description

This work-shop aims to clearly present additional values of creative methods for working with groups. In this work-shop it should be demonstrated how artistic creative methods can hold some so called additional value. A grounded hypothesis implies that artistic creative design can obtain an educational function and can offer possibilities to experience and broaden creative power and creativity especially in group-processes. Furthermore it is claimed that getting to know each other in a ‘colorful and creative way’ helps to get easier in contact, because of the assumption that we are all symbolic thinking creatures. “Visual thinking is our ability and tendency to organize feelings, thoughts, and perceptions about the world around us through images […]. We often use visual references to [for example] describe our perceptions of people and things we experience in our everyday lives.” (Malchiodi 2007, p. 9) Referring to that idea the phenomenon of artistic creative behavior of human beings since their earliest history as Homo sapiens sapiens in prehistoric times can be highlighted. We are all creators, creative and creators of ourselves… . Therefore we should activate and use this ‘artistic power, artistic potential’, the inner impulse to express ourselves creative.
Period25 Oct 2017
Held atUniveristy of Lodz, Poland