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Approaches to Multi-Sensory Teaching and Learning, with the October Gallery - EYFS & Key Stage 1

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Course (twilight)
Led by specialist drama facilitator and storyteller Dani Bradstreet and October Gallery’s Georgie Fay, this session will introduce you to multi-sensory approaches to teaching and learning in EYFS and Key Stage 1.

Through discussion and hands on creative activities, you will explore:

  • planning and delivering multi-sensory activities - including using role-play, tone of voice, fabric and textures, and sound and music

  • facilitating creative responses to contemporary art, with a focus on printmaking 

  • useful advice on easy-to-access affordable materials

  • how to adapt activities for children of different ages and with different needs

The session will reference October Gallery's current exhibition Inside the Cordillera Occidental Portal II. The show features artists that explore patterns, forms and insights from cultures which historically originate from the western side of the Americas.

This CPD is part of 11 by 11 Culture Bank, delivered in partnership with Islington Council Cultural Enrichment and School Improvement teams.

Learning outcomes

  • Increased confidence in using multi-sensory techniques in the classroom

  • Gained skills and knowledge in planning and delivering multi-sensory activities

  • Explored the benefits of multi-sensory teaching and learning

  • Gained ideas for using contemporary art as a stimulus for learning

  • Increased skills in printmaking

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About October Gallery

Founded in 1979, October Gallery,in central London, exhibits innovative, contemporary art from around the world. The October Gallery’s Education Department aims to communicate some of the rich stylistic diversity of contemporary art from around the world through schools, families and community workshops and long-term projects.
Course categories
School Improvement
Target Audience
KS1 Teachers / Teachers and Teaching Assistants
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Course pre-requisites
October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury
Course organised by
Cultural Enrichment Team
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Islington Cultural Enrichment
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External cost
Start Date
Wednesday 29 January 2020
End Date
Wednesday 29 January 2020
16:30 - 18:30
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