Education for schools
The Kunsthal is focused on education surrounding the major exhibitions and actively reaches out to the various (Rotterdam) schools. By collaborating in various ways the Kunsthal is able to realise a relevant and inspiring educational package for schools surrounding the major exhibitions. The educational material forms a perfect match with the key targets of the curricula, therefore visits to the Kunsthal provide added value for pupils and students. Since 2011 the Kunsthal has had an agreement with ROC Albeda College. The Kunsthal also closely collaborates with the BOOR Foundation, The HAVO/VWO Theatre, the Rotterdam Art Education Foundation (SKVR), the Knowledge Centre Culture Education Rotterdam (KC-R), Digital Playground and the Kunstpiloot.
Afternoon sessions for teachers
Teachers can experience how well a visit to the Kunsthal dovetails with the teaching material during afternoon sessions for teachers. Wednesday afternoons consist of an introduction, an explanation of the educational material on offer and a tour of the exhibitions. On Wednesday 28 September a special afternoon session was organised for teachers together with Het Nieuwe Instituut and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. The teachers got a sneak preview and a guided tour of ‘Making Africa’ and Peter Lindbergh.
Talent development: education
We have developed teaching materials for primary and secondary schools about the major exhibitions ‘The Museum of Everything’ and ‘Making Africa’. They can be downloaded free of charge and contain an electronic whiteboard preparatory class, a full-colour printed viewing guide and a folow-up class. Primary school groups six, seven and eight were able to do a Look & Do tour. As part of the Culture Path Rotterdam and in collaboration with Knowledge Centre Culture Education Rotterdam (KC-R), pupils from groups seven and eight and pupils from years one and two in secondary school worked on the Mini Museum of Everything (making and putting together an exhibition).
Pupils made C-Stunners as part of ‘Making Africa’ which widened their view of the world and of Africa in particular. In collaboration with Digital Playground, the centre for media education, a special workshop for secondary schools was developed in conjunction with the Lindbergh exhibition. A special lesson plan was put together in collaboration with ROC Albeda Rotterdam for all MBO disciplines and levels.
CJP Culture card
About 40% of autonomous school visits are paid for through the CJP Culture Card, which is exclusively intended for secondary schools. In 2016 VWO schools accounted for 31% of the school visits, HAVO schools accounted for 20% and VMBO schools accounted for 40%. These CJP figures tally with the various educational segments visiting the Kunsthal. Figures show that the Kunsthal is accessible to all kinds of secondary educational establishments and that the educational material developed for schools more than meets the demand for differentiation.