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    International conference "Cultural vehicles in education"0
    10 -12 November 2008
    Vilnius, Lithuania

    co-funded by the European Union, as part of the Grundtvig project

    Conference is supported by:


    Conference programme

    Monday, 10th November

    09:00-11:00 Registration
    11:00-11:25 Introduction to the conference - Rolanda Sliaziene, Manager and Programme Coordinator, Youth Centre Babilonas.
    Opening of an exhibition of works of art created during CVE workshops.
    Welcome from the participants of Lithuanian workshop group.
    11:25-11:45 An overview of "Cultural Vehicles in Education - assisting the needs of vulnerable social groups" project (CVE) - Maria Schejbal, Project's Coordinator, Grodzki Theatre Association, Poland. Aims and ideas, the concept of "cultural vehicles", international co-operation, best practices, international Grundtvig courses for adult educators.
    11:45-12:15 Introduction to Cultural vehicles in education (CVE) - a new methodology. Best practices during adult education workshops in Poland, Germany, Czech Republic and Lithuania - Agnieszka Ginko-Humphries, head of workshops monitoring team, editor of CVE methodology guide, Grodzki Theatre Association, Poland
    Question time.
    12:15-12:30 Film presentation of workshops in Poland
    12:30-13:00 Creative Ways of Intercultural Learning - Hanna Blößer, Monitoring Expert and Barbara Kuhn, developer and instructor of the workshop program,
    Die Wille gGmbH, Germany. Question time.
    13:00-13:15 Film presentation of workshops in Germany
    13:15-14:30 Lunch
    14:30-15:00 Facilitating education of Roma adult learners - Kumar Vishwanathan, Director and Chairperson of Life Together, Czech Republic. Question time.
    15:00-15:30 Training abroad - applying for funding for attending European training courses for adult educators - a presentation by Grundtvig National Agency representative, Vilnius, Lithuania
    Question time.
    15:30-16:00 Tea/Coffee break
    16:00-16:15 Film presentation from Lithuanian workshops.
    16:15-17:00 Performance by Czech workshop group.

    Tuesday, 11th November

    09:30-16:30 Workshops "Cultural vehicles in education in practice":
    1. Borders, Limits, Boundaries and How to Deal With Them (Theatre) - Die Wille gGmbH, Germany
    2. From an object to the puppet (Theatre with puppets) - Grodzki Theatre Association, Poland
    3. Subcultures: Am I Hip Hop (Dance, visual arts) - Youth Centre Babilonas, Lithuania
    4. Wedding ceremonies in different EU countries (Theatre) - Life Together, Czech Republic
    (11-11.30 - tea/coffee break, 13:30-14:30 lunch)
    16:30 - Presentations of the workshops

    Wednesday, 12th November

    09:30-11:00 Presentations by experts on the issues of creative learning:
    1. The use of Theatre of the Oppressed method for empowering adult learners and enhancing their intercultural competence: theatrical and pedagogical tools. - Christina Zoniou, Greece
    2. Creative learning in Portugal - Catarina Pydzinska, Portugal
    3. Storytelling - Inno Sorsy, Great Britain
    4. Exploring the ways how music practice can be made more inclusive, creative, social and developmental - Robert Wells, Great Britain
    5. Art as a chance in the perspective of intercultural misunderstanding - Liutauras Degesys, Lithuania
    6. The subjective conditions in the process of learning with the use of artistic and cultural means- Dr. Jacek Bielas, Poland
    7. The Knowledge Society - the role of creativity and innovation - Brian Holmes, Head of the Department of Lifelong learning of the European Commission in Brussels
    11:00-11:30 tea/coffee break
    11:30-13:30 Panel discussion. "What is it like to be a learner under the kind of educational circumstances that our project was developing, calling them "vehicles in education"? First of all, what subjective conditions could be identified in the process of effective learning? For instance, what is the difference (including the difference in educational value) between merely explaining somebody something and making him/her understand it?”
    Leader of the panel discussion - Dr. Jacek Bielas, Poland
    13:30-13:45 Summing up by the leader of the panel discussion and ending speech - Rolanda Sliaziene, Manager and Programme Coordinator, Youth Centre Babilonas.

    Project leader: Grodzki Theatre Association, Bielsko-Biala, Poland,


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