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Creativity Classes Report 2017

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A.1. Creativity Classes and B.3. Collaboration with teachers
OUR VISION OF CHANGE
Children feel respected, are confident and express themselves freely. They are self-motivated and want to participate.
Creativity classes during 2017
From March to  November 2017, TIPA facilitated
248 creativity classes and 57 planning sessions with teachers
313 participated in creativity classes
88  follow up  in collaboration with Art Facilitators
31 follow up in collaboration with Terrain Coordinator 

432 children
Children are aware that they have rights & responsibilities, they are invited to participate and express themselves.
The ZEP Project, school and TIPA provide moments & resources for educators to search for, use and share educational tools and activities that value children and their progress in class, with their colleagues
Artists are invited think on artistic education and suggest activities to improve artistic and cultural education in school and neighbourhood
OUR ACTIONS
more than 250 parents
received the children's Progress Reports
13 teachers
prepared and facilitated creativity classes
Pre-conditions needed to reach our vision :
4 teachers
implemented TIPA tool (pano prezans ek drwa ek responsabilite) in their regular classes
1 artist, Jean-Yves L'onfle
was invited to plan and facilitate creativity classes in collaboration with 1 teacher and facilitator
2 teachers
created their own kart kouler (inspired from TIPA tool) for their regular classes
4 teachers (followed-up from 2016)
prepared and facilitated creativity classes autonomously
were conducted in 3 ZEP schools : Guy Rozemont G.S, Vallijee G.S and Pointe aux Sables G.S
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1 reflexive tool developed
Karne de bor is used to build and support collaboration with teachers around creativity classes
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Milestone 2
Milestone 1
Planning creativity classes with teachers 
Staff meeting in school
February
April
Ongoing creativity classes and planning  Activity on Children's Rights
March
CREATIVITY CLASSES HIGHLIGHTS 2017
June 
Art Exhibition in schools
Implementation of pedagogical tools : Rights and Responsibilites and Kart Kouler.
May
Collect children's feedback on activities  implement until June 
July
September
October
Presentation during afternoon assembly and Teachers feedback meeting
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August
Artist Jean-Yves Lonflé in creativity classes
Pedagogical tools : Pano Presans ek Pano Regleman
The 'Pano Prezans' has been used since the beginning of TIPA's action as a ritual to start the class and to value each child's attendance. It is also used as a ritual at the end of the class to assess children's behavior according to the 'Pano Regleman' (rights and duties of children). The 'Pano regleman' is elaborated with the children at the beginning of the year. During the past years, TIPA has been using positive reinforcement methods (educational material given after 5 days of attendance) to encourage pupils to attend class and school. However, participation to positive discipline workshops has questioned this practice as it fosters explicit motivation instead of implicit (more anchored and meaningful) motivation. (See perspectives section)
Launching new pedagogical tool: Karne de bor
Karne de bor is used with teachers to plan and reflect on creativity classes. Its aim is to equip facilitators and teachers to build and support collaboration. A logbook is shared between the facilitator and the teacher, the information that is written must respect the confidentiality and the secularism of each and the students.
The Karne de bor supports reflection on the following items with open questions developed by the field team in collaboration with the researcher : educational tools (bann zouti), structure of the activity (striktir aktivite), Role of collaborators (Rol sakenn), children in difficulty (Zanfan an difikilte).  Its use is adapted to each collaborators' needs.
Collaboration with artist, Jean-Yves L'onfle
planning sessions with teachers and facilitator's. This collaboration experience was very valuable for teachers and artists who felt recognised and valued for their contribution 
to children's education.
Creativity classes on Children's Rights 
Implementation of Karne de bor
It was a great honor for the school staff, children and TIPA to welcome a reknown artist as Jean-Yves L'onfle. For the second time, an artist has been involved in the creativity classes since
Grade III ZEP school teacher
OUR IMPACT
"The art facilitator does the register, he greets us in a motivating way to follow the class and in with a good environment. This encourages us to be good and it also values our participation.".
Grade V Parents
Grade V Parents
"It's good to see students flourish together where there is no academic judgement. They are proud to show their work; we feel that there is an atmosphere of 'positive learning'".
Grade III pupil
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"I appreciate that my child is doing TIPA classes. I'll encourage him even more! I appreciate that he is doing so much effort."
" She improved herself and 
made a lot of efforts. 
She is also well encouraged by her teachers.
Thank you very much TIPA, for your work."
2017 was very rich in sharing and in collaboration with the teachers and also the students, thanks to our new tool : the karne de bor.
This tool helped us discuss on our roles in the collaboration, the use of tools, the way activites are structured and actions that can be implemented to support children with difficulties. Reflecting together on these questions helped us communicate our educational intentions, adjust activities to our educational needs and better understand our pupils. We also noticed an impact on children who showed greater interest in activities.
PERSPECTIVES 2017
In 2018, the Tipa team will first adjust pedagogical tools to present the new versions to the teachers of the different ZEP schools and discuss their implementation. Particular attention will be drawn to the Pano prezans and pano regleman : the aim is to encourage a better implication and grasp of the tools by the children. The field team will also work to strengthen the links between the various tools, and the arts book (provided by the Ministry of education and culture) in order to ensure  a coherent and reassuring educational atmosphere for children. 

Finally, class and school events such as mini-exhibitions in the schools will be one of the major focus of the field team. 
Creativity classes for 2018
You are an educator and would like to use our pedagogical tools (developed in french and kreol) or you would like to translate them in your teaching language (english). Do not hesitate to contact us, we will get in touch with you. 

Please contact Nathalie: [email protected]
Support a child or school
Help us provide materials and human resources to support creativity classes in ZEP schools. 
By donating Rs 650 per month or Rs 7,800 per year, you can provide art material and human resource costs for one vulnerable child participating in TIPA's creativity classes in ZEP schools. 

For more info: [email protected]
www.tipa.mu
THINGS TO REMEMBER
PERSPECTIVES
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