The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) and Asia Art Archive (AAA) organised a four-day intensive online workshop that brought together young artists and educators invested in learning about contemporary art and education. It curated a series of engaging, collaborative sessions with resource persons from India and Hong Kong, and included presentations, brainstorming sessions, case studies, writing exercises and activities.
Using as a springboard AAA’s Learning at Home series—creative exercises contributed by artist-educators to inspire teachers—the workshop focused on different aspects of teaching, ranging from developing modules to becoming cognizant of learners’ needs. It focused on the new environments educators face; the challenges of technology, emotional well-being and support; and how to account for the background of students.
After the four-day workshop, participants formed groups to brainstorm and propose lesson plans or educational exercises for students and communities in India, and shared their plans in the follow-up session a week later.
As part of the workshop, both organizations put together an extensive document to help educators develop their lessons and modules, outline concerns and challenges, supplement classroom and teaching strategies, and contribute further to discussions around learning today.
Here are some of the links that offer resources for lesson planning and teaching modules
Introductions to modern & contemporary art by themes; downloadable teaching materials
Tate: Teaching Resources
Downloadable worksheets and teaching kits
Art 21: Tools for Teaching
Resources by teachers, teaching guides, and prompts etc. around Art21 short films on contemporary art
V&A Museum: Teachers’ Resources for Secondary Schools & Colleges
Downloadable teaching materials for students ages 11-18
The Art of Education University
Lesson plans, activities for the classrooms, and teaching methods etc.
The Kennedy Center
Lessons & activities on performance art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lesson plans to integrate works of art in your classroom
Material resources for educators from Asia and the world
Carnegie Museum of Art
Educational Resources for educators, families and caregivers
Alberta Teachers Association, Canada Lesson Plans on mental health http://canwetalk.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/COOR-79l-2016-03-CWT-lesson-plans.pdf
Detailed lesson plans, approach and curricula that involve dance, theatre and visual arts both as focused subjects and as subjects infused with science, mathematics, language, etc.
Alberta Teachers Association, Canada
Lesson Plans on mental health
Vigo Primary School, UK
Emotional wellbeing activities for all age groups
Toys from Trash: Arvind Gupta
A key resource for engaging children with play and learning via building low cost toys and undertaking their own experiments
Barkhaa: A Reading Series for ‘All’ developed by the NCERT
E-Pathshala for all NCERT Textbooks, Teacher Resources, and Supplementary Material
An open access-licensed resource of reading resources for children in multiple languages.
Beautiful Trouble is a book, web toolbox and international network of artist-activist trainers whose mission is to make grassroots movements more creative and more effective.
Resources on art history
Research projects and education resources
With content and resources created by educators, focused on needs of teachers
Department of Education, Queensland Government
A handbook of wellbeing activities for children
Artist Exercises: Learning at Home series (AAA)
Artist Exercises analysed in Day 1 group discussion:
Our Distance from Nature
Connecting the Pieces of Everyday Life
The Lovers, 1988/2020
Working in Parts to Create Together
People and Things at Home
On Risk, Caretaking, and Safety
Experiments with Zines