What’s it like, studying in times of Corona? We have asked our students. This time: Charlotte Veenstra.
Charlotte Veenstra (23) from Tiel is a first-year student of the study programme Dance in Education and she also studies ‘Health and Life Sciences’ at the Vrije Universiteit. Recently, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Medicine. In addition to studying, she works on a Covid-19 ward. ‘I love dancing and I’m very glad to have started at Codarts.’
Diversity is one of the core values of Codarts. Teacher, artistic director and researcher Arlon Luijten tells you about diversity within his job at Codarts. ‘Diversity is part of my daily life’.
Self-management is one of the core values of Codarts. Teacher, artistic coach, internship coordinator and shows and events director Thomas Falk tells you about self-management within Codarts. ‘Self-management is about researching and challenging yourself’.
Connectivity is one of the core values of Codarts. Crossover producer Christine Cornewell tells you about connectivity within Codarts. ‘Connectivity is basically my practice’
Inquisitiveness is one of the core values of Codarts. Professor Janine Stubbe tells you about inquisitiveness within Codarts. "Curiosity is the driving force of my work"
In recent weeks, we have followed with horror the news in which teachers have had a prominent role. Or rather, they were the object of suffering. Teachers get the feeling that they are walking on eggs and no longer dare to say or show what they want to say or show for fear of threats. Such self-censorship does not belong in education, but it is there, more and more often. The list of 'sensitivities' in the classroom is growing, as is the number of 'observers' from outside the classroom. It's not just a subject like cartoons. As educational institutions in Rotterdam, we believe that everything can be shown and said, embedded in the pedagogical and didactic vision of the educational institution or study programme. For the record: not everything can be shown, everything should be shown. Teachers have the freedom, in the context of the pedagogical-didactical design of their study programme, to organise their lessons as they see fit without censorship. Not to provoke. Not to make a political statement. But to teach young people how to interpret today's complex world. Learning from each other Education must be a safe place where we can learn from each other in complete freedom. Schools are the ideal place to put yourself in someone else's shoes, where there is room for everyone's opinion and to respect someone else's ideas. It is only in such a safe environment that students, teachers and other staff can fully develop their talents. After all, education is the place where we practice for society, a breeding ground for our democracy and the rule of law, where there is room for difference and dialogue on any subject. Purely to learn to understand each other better. We do not have to agree with each other, it can and will rub off on us, but …
Craftsmanship is one of the core values of Codarts. Latin percussion teacher Nils Fischer tells you about craftsmanship in his work at Codarts. "Craftsmanship is crucial"
Sustainability is one of the core values of Codarts. Pilates teacher Ricardo Araújo tells you about sustainability within Codarts. "With Pilates, you work on a sustainable body"