Snow story: Spiloppen (2022)
How have you experienced the co-creation between artist/cultural educator/cultural school teacher, educators and children and possibly researcher?
The artist and educators found it exciting and challenging. The educators wanted more structure, with the artist working in a disorganized way. This resulted in a good collaboration and it was a great experience to work with mathematical awareness through art and creativity. The barrier between educator and artist "very orderly versus very sloppy and chaotic". The approach was "disruptive" and "thinking outside the box" and that made it exciting.
How have children's perspectives been expressed/included?
The children have been allowed to go the way they wanted to go. The children's perspective and ideas have been followed and taken along the way.
Do the children play different games and with different people than they usually do?
More children see each other, more relationships, the group is more "cohesive" - greater community.
How do pedagogical staff act differently than they did before PlayArt?
In the future, they will set expectations more clearly, be more creative, follow the children's lead, let them unfold, pursue their ideas, practice as an adult not to control and not to do anything.
What has it been like to work with action learning?
Common sense says it's good, evaluating is good, been a bit pressed for time. Want to include the children in the evaluation.
To the artist/cultural educator/cultural school teacher, if present: What have you gained from participating in LegeKunst?
Exciting with math awareness because it makes sense. The artist has been happy to work with the educators. They were good to work with. Important with the resources of the educators, as they know the children and their possible challenges. Could perhaps have given the educators more space.
What are educators still/now curious about?
How do we bring more art into everyday life.
Composition of the children's group has been challenging.... Having to "look after" the less well-functioning children requires extra staff and smaller groups of children, so further work requires new planning.
How will you use art, culture and aesthetic processes in the future?
The art form: Natural materials and mathematical awareness, we will take it to other children's groups and expand it in this group.
What points of attention do we need to take forward?
Compassion, shared awareness and community are the key words in this process.
The co-creation has brought the group together and they have become aware of each other, both adults and children, and enjoyed each other's resources. This process has also clarified the children's approach to solving tasks.