Art Literacy is Future Literacy: Angela Chalkiopoulou
Children of today are growing up in an environment of overstimulating processes and continuous information. What is the role of future education?
Children of today are growing up in an environment of overstimulating processes and continuous information. What is the role of future education? Future literacy has a very important task of educating the critical and creative thinkers of tomorrow, of providing this necessary “inner blank” which allow us to absorb, invent and create. This is the path of one’s personal and later of societal development, and this is where children’s literature and art in general will support our efforts as educators.
Angela Chalkiopoulou is a teacher, creative educator, a researcher of children’s literature and a Creative Director to the institution of “Little Odysseus”. She studied English Literature in Artistotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece and at the same time studied Visual Communication in the private institute, Applied Art Studies in Thessaloniki. Her love for experiential learning led her to the creation of an original Children’s Creative Learning Centre, “Alice’s Nest” in Mytilene, Lesbos, Greece. She later moved to Cyprus where she created “Little Odysseus” and a series of programs, “Alice in Writer’s Land” with a focus to a future literacy that uses today’s “creative toolbox” and harnesses the wisdom of culture and art. Among her many awards, she is the received the Global Teacher Award in 2022, by AKS Education Awards.