#Youngart and future skills – research report
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#Youngart & Future Skills research project had two main foci. One was to develop and investigate models for collaboration between the art and education sectors, and the second to inquire whether the art programs and teacher/artist collaboration promotes the future skills of Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication. Two art programs were carried out in Norwegian secondary schools in 2022 and 2023. Art program A was developed by a theater company in collaboration with a teacher and four artists in a large secondary school class with 45 students in Trondheim. Art program B was developed by a filmmaker in collaboration with a teacher in a small secondary school class with 18 students in Sunnmøre. One of the aims of #Youngart & Future Skills was to investigate how different class and school sizes functioned in different art programs. The art programs were documented through observation, interviews, questionnaires, and the students feedback on post-it notes and drawings, and the material was analysed by the research team. The research finds that of the four future skills Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking, the first three were strengthened through the art program, and Critical thinking to some extent. The collaboration between classroom teachers and teaching artist was appreciated by both parties. At the same time, there seems to be potential in a closer collaboration and a clarification of roles in relation to the implementation of the art program. It is important that both parties can use their expertise in the implementation, and that the school’s needs and the teaching artists goals and proficiency meet in a good way. There is a need for more research to explore and make choices in relation to the diversity of possibilities in scope, length, timetable, and forms of collaboration between teachers and artists.