Networking Session EMP35
Curiousity and Creativitiy: “I’ve never tried this, so I expect I can do it!” (Pippi Longstocking)
Date Thursday, Dec 7 Time –
Can uncertainty become a driving force for creativity? How can we use digital media to cultivate and teach curiosity? If you are an inspired educator, using technologies in the search for an answer to these questions, do not hesitate to join this interactive session. We call for educators (both within and outside the field of performance-based disciplines, humanities and arts) to discuss our professional development, innovation and interactive teaching and learning environments!
North-West University, South Africa
Interactive Learning Experiences: Counteracting Uncertainties
Santisa Viljoen is a Teaching Advancement at University (TAU) Fellow who holds a PhD in Musicology, an MA in English Literature (cum laude) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching. She is a senior lecturer at the School of Music of the North-West University (NWU) in Potchefstroom, South Africa, where she teaches Applied Vocal Studies, voice pedagogy and choral conducting. She also supervises postgraduate students and is the director of the NWU Conservatory Choir.
Santisa has taught and presented master classes at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland, Maastricht Conservatory in the Netherlands and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm as part of lecturer exchange programmes. She participates in national and international conferences and has published in accredited journals. Her main interests in research include interdisciplinary studies on text, context and identity construction and choral conducting. Recently, she has a keen interest in the use of technology in teaching.
KEA MMD, Denmark
Can we teach Curiosity? or THE FUTURE IS JAZZ
Martin Bregnhøi is a teacher, musician, autodidact web developer and entrepreneur who has been teaching and lecturing for more than 25 years. With a background as Percussionist he has been teaching polyrhythms and improvisation at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark for two decades. In 2001 he cofounded the multimedia production company Bongobeat. Over the years he has been giving hundreds of lectures and classes on subjects like Animation, Music Production, Web development and Latin Percussion. Present he is a fulltime Lecturer in web development and Motion Graphics at the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology.