Launched at the Image Conference 2016 in Malta, The Visual Arts Circle is a Professional Community of Practice made up of language teaching professionals.

It includes teachers, teacher trainers, writers, editors, researchers, designers, illustrators, artists, photographers, and filmmakers - all with a shared belief in the value of visual arts - drawing, painting, sculpture, design, crafts, photography, video, and filmmaking - in language education.

The Visual Arts Circle was established with the belief that incorporating visual arts is an extremely effective way of improving the quality of teaching and
learning, particularly in the field of language teaching. Through the process of sharing information and experiences with the group our members learn from each other, and have an opportunity to develop personally and professionally.

Its intention is to:

  • engage language teachers in practical uses of the visual arts in the language classroom.
  • encourage a dialogue between language teachers in order to share activities and creative approaches to the use of visual arts in language teaching.
  • bring together like-minded professionals so as to build a creative and vibrant visual arts community.
  • open the group to all those committed to its values and objectives beyond the language teaching community.
  • publicise the value of visual arts in language education through articles, books, conferences and workshops, videos, films, and social media.
  • seek cooperation with any recognised organisation which shares the same ideas and values.

The Visual Arts Circle hopes to make a difference through:

  • involving professionals in multiple fields and at all levels.
  • demonstrating the benefits of visual arts in language education with practical and useful guidance from experts in a variety of fields.

For more information, go to https://visualartscircle.com/

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yes, It includes teachers, teacher trainers, writers, editors, researchers, designers, illustrators, artists, photographers, and filmmakers - all with a shared belief in the value of visual arts - drawing, painting, sculpture, design, crafts, photography, video, and filmmaking - in language education.

Visual arts is the souls' direct presentations, which can show out teachers and students' impressions of certain scenes, events, or landscapes.

Though this isn't my field, in my classrooms of music, when some cases are very hard to be described, I usually gave my children some pictures or show a PPT slides, or being together with them to see one introductory video.

It would be very helpful for them to understand both knowledge and language.In my spare time, after travelling to some fine places, or getting some inspirations of one place's fine arts feeling from its landscape, I usually prefer to create one piece of visual art for motivating my own and my students' musicality in classroom.

Yes, as Andriver stated, it includes photography or its modification, and some videos. I thought: after creating them, share them and together to re-touch their beauties, our hearts will be opened, our eyes will be colourful, and our distances between each other will be closed.

Some beautiful memories would be put into remembrance. Here, I would like to share one piece of Hang Zhou - a heavenly city in my memory, for education. https://en.wikiversity.org/w/index.php?title=File%3AWatering_Hang_zhou_a...

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