10th Virtual Round Table
On April 27, the Visual Arts Circle went live on the 10th Virtual Round Table. Among the people who participated were Kieran Donaghy, Rob Howard, Magdalena Brzezinska, Magdalena Wasilewska and Valeria Benevolo Franca.
One of the VAC Circle’s members who presented, Magdalena Brzezinska, talked about the use of street art in the EFL classroom with teens. Her session was especially designed for the Visual Arts Circle symposium at the 10th Virtual Round Table (VRT) Web Conference and 9th vLanguages Conference.
Mura-love : Street art in EFL classroom
In her talk, Magdalena shared with the participants her love for street art, and she offered some specific tips on how such art can be successfully used in an EFL class to improve students’ knowledge and skills and to inspire learners to create.
The activities presented varied from simple pen-and-paper ones to high-tech online ones. Discussion incorporating certain MoMA’s art and inquiry techniques was introduced. Some other activities included :
- a debate;
- street-art-inspired creation of headline poetry, stencils, or students’ own graffiti;
- designing a social campaign; and creating a virtual interactive walk.
There followed a sub-section devoted specifically to Banksy’s peace art and Banksy-inspired stickers and tattoos, where such techniques as impersonation, focus on the senses, and designing one’s own peace sign/symbol were examined.
You can download Magdalena’s slides Magdalena Brzezinska VAC Mura_love Virtual Round Table.