Artist Pria Muzumdar with junior grades at Adam Beck PS ~ Story Inspired Thangkas ~ PHOTO Katharine Fleitas
The Arts build cultural competence by ~
- Building informative contexts around carefully chosen topics and navigating away from stereotypes and mono-cultural perspectives
- Using visual and sensory strategies that can trigger profound responses and nurture empathy, and fire moral imaginations
- Avoiding imitative art activities that may devalue an original art traditions, and by clearly helping students to understand the issues surrounding cultural appropriation, particularly with regards to the arts of our First Nations.
Arts programs that support cultural competence ~