The ACTA-framework is proposing innovative curricula within three thematic clusters:
Pilot project: March 2016/December 2016 – with the participation of current teachers, students and partners of CISPA.
Project: January 2017/January 2020
METAXY as a research platform, inviting teachers, artists, students, researchers working at and affiliated with CISPA, is based on a holistic research methodology that embraces educational- artistic work simultaneously with more relevant perspectives, using a set of tools and methods, such as:
Action-research – a ’learning by doing’ process for its teachers, students, associated re- searchers and international partners. Research methods convey planning, teaching/learning, observing and reflecting upon teaching/learning methods at CISPA and partner institutions, constantly sharing information and experience.
Post-colonialist approach – reflection, self-reflection and critique of using English as a lingua franca, possibilities of exploring the students’ identity and artistic goals, the young artists’ perspectives in the globalizing world and possibilities of use of their mother tongue; also cultural, cross-cultural values and principles applied and raised during the process of actors’ training; placing a constant emphasis on non-hierarchical cultural approach;
Phenomenology, somaesthetics and cognitive sciences – affiliate researchers are invited from these fields in order to theorise, together with teachers and artists, the actors’ study and work.
As an iterative process, this research paradigm sets high ethical criteria in assuring constant information flow among all participants, creating an inspirational and responsive working envi- ronment and accountable for professional dialogue and academic output.
• Further developing and creating a flexible model of the participants’ existing working/learning/teaching method throughout a professional network and continuous reflection and assessment;
• Empowering all participants to shape their own artistic, research and learning processes through mutual exchange of experience and work within an encouraging and inspirational environment;
• Contemplating on and shaping possible futures of actors’ training, performing arts and their societal aspects, also on the social impact of performing arts.