This training module was developed by the European Network of Migrant Women, in the frames of the Erasmus+ funded project, Get Close to Opera, to strengthen the knowledge and skills of art educators so that they can embed women’s rights perspective into their teaching methodology. This module is designed first of all to take participants through basic concepts related to women’s rights and feminism. Through exploring gender stereotypes, it also aims to analyse how gender roles and expectations are socially constructed, not biologically determined. The module then examines how gender stereotypes intersect with other factors such as age, ethnicity, race, class, culture, religion. Following this, a series of exercises will help participants to understand the importance of these main concepts. The module concludes with an analysis of the importance of embedding feminist and women’s rights perspective methods in art education with migrant/refugee groups and wider social benefits that can be derived from it. The module also aims to tease out the problems that might arise in case of lacking women’s rights-based approach in art education.
The model is available in five languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish and Greek.
Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union
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The GET CLOSE TO OPERA project developed inclusive and multicultural arts education and training programmes seeking to support best practice in migrant and refugee contexts. The training methodology used Multiple Intelligence Theory and focus on Opera as the delivery artform.
GET CLOSE TO OPERA is inspired by Opera as an artform that embraces multiple languages and engages it’s audiences emotionally through music. We believe that through Opera we can unleash the potential to reach across barriers, creatively communicate, and explore what we have in common.
GET CLOSE TO OPERA recognises the wide range of activity that has already been created in this context, and seeks to engage with Opera houses, Opera companies, singers, musicians, Opera creatives, dancers, actors, cultural mediators, facilitators working through the arts in migrant and refugee contexts, and educators interested in non-formal education methodologies.