Learning From Events


What can be learned from the successful production of large-scale real-world arts events that is useful in the classroom? Through practical examples, this paper attempts to make some connections. We start with a short story of how the same software came to be used to deliver university-level classes on AI and also co-ordinate the international artists of a week- long international festival. Next, we present a series of sections with titles drawn from the literature on events management and related fields. Each section suggests parallels to educational practice. Presented themes are “Selection of resources”, “Preparation is everything”, “A sense of place”, “Event (and video) cycles”, “The importance of catch”, “The interest curve”, and “What is a producer?” The discussion is a kind of “reflection-on- practice” linking two fields. The hope is that educators may come away with some new perspectives and concrete ideas for action. With the Corona pandemic channelling much delivery of educational content into the dimensions of a Zoom screen, recent years have presented an impetus to regard class time as a “production”, with diverse visual and audio components that can be switched and modified in real-time. Evidence of the effectiveness of teaching “produced” in this way is presented based on student feedback and evaluation of specific aspects of class delivery.

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Ian Frank, Future University Hakodate, Japan

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Conference: ACE2022
Stream: Teaching Experiences

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To cite this article:
Frank I. (2023) Learning From Events ISSN: 2186-5892 The Asian Conference on Education 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5892.2023.71
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5892.2023.71

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