The Evaluation of 'Enhancing Emotional Literacy through Visual Arts'

B Astbury, R Aston

The Dax Centre | Published : 2013


In 2010 the Dax Centre received funding from a private philanthropic trust to develop a classroom - based model that teachers coul d use to enhance the emotional literacy of primary school children using visual art as a medium. This initiative has become known as ‘Enhancing Emotional Literacy through Visual Arts’ (ELVA). What is ELVA? ELVA is designed to address an important need: hel ping schools and teachers to support the development of student emotional literacy. There are many programs that focus on social and emotional well - being; few however explicitly link the role of visual arts in facilitating emotional awareness, connection and resilience. Another important distinguishing featur..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The Dax Centre