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Artemis Karmpa

2019/20 Thessaloniki

Artemis holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and a postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Education (Aristotle University). She also has experience in the culture field; she has participated in numerous theatrical and clowning workshops, was a volunteer manager and educational coordinator in Thessaloniki’s International Puppet & Mime Festival and has led cultural/educational children’s programs in her local area. Her ongoing interest in group dynamics and experiential learning is why she professionally trained in Non-directive group facilitation and conducted relevant postgraduate research work.

The START fellowship program is for her an opportunity to enrich her skill-set for launching sociocultural initiatives for educators. Optimizing the group dynamics theory, experiential methods and the arts, her project aims to empower and train teachers for bringing change into their schools. If you also believe that teachers can be change-makers, join our "share-call"!

Project Progress Phase II Phase I

Phase II

Project implementation in Greece

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Duration

Dec - May

Project Title

Share-call

Research reveals that teachers in Greece experience work-related stress, emotional exhaustion and burnouts. The ‘Share-call’ project is to create support groups (circles) for teachers, following principles from Kurt Lewin’s Group dynamics theory, Michel Lobrot’s ‘Non Directive Intervention’ (N.D.I) and Carl Rogers’ ‘Encounter Groups’.

Trust, caring, sharing, experiential learning are some of the project’s key words. In the ‘share-call’, teachers will encounter the Other, explore new artistic ways of expressing themselves, share their personal work experience and learn from each other. Additional goals of the project is to address the participants’ individual needs, familiarize them with the experiential approach and help them to address sustainability issues (gender equality, human rights, environmental problems, etc.) in a creative and participatory way. But most importantly, support teachers in building a warm climate of respect in their classrooms, a climate that fosters students’ personal and academic growth.

Phase I

Capacity building in Germany

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Duration

Sep - Nov

Project Title

Small share-call

In Germany, as well as in Greece, working with children and teenagers is quite challenging. “Small share-call” aimed at bringing together teachers and social workers, in order to share their experience in the circle, support each other and generate ideas for integrating arts into their working practice. An artist invited them in his atelier where the participants communicated and expressed themselves through co-creating abstract paintings. A dance teacher made them feel like children again, dance freely and improvise. A creative writing teacher, showed them ways to play with words. Participants enjoyed being artistic, playful, connected, heard in the share-call! As someone wrote at their reflection form: “Now I feel myself present and more open”. Self-awareness is the key. Giving teachers the chance to explore who they are through arts and creative methods is a way to become more receptive, better understand their students and address their needs.

Host Institution

Jugendkulturzentrum Glad-House

Each year, the Glad-House cultural center organizes around 600 events, workshops and projects; these are mostly for children, teenagers and young adults. More than 50.000 people make use of this cultural program every year. The services cover a wide spectrum from pop music and art-house cinema, to projects concerned with cultural education. The 3 in-house sections of event office, literature atelier and cinema work together to provide these services. In the literature-atelier, young people learn creative writing and produce books every day and results are presented regularly at readings.

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