Project Background



We have been part of the UNESCO Art Teaching community since 2010 and have conducted a series of activities through UNESCO networks in the past decade.

In 2014, we contributed to the UNESCO report about Skills for the Creative Industries edited by Collard, P.  (2014) Skills for the Creative Industries: Report to the UNESCO-UNEVOC Available on: http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/up/2014eForum_Creative_Industries_Report.pdf  

In 2011, Annick and Yaniv Janson coined the ‘keyhole’ strategy to engage disabled students in mainstream through the medium of Arts at Wintec where the ANZAAE (Australia New Zealand Association for Arts Educators) annual conference was taking place. ANZAAE  is the UNESCO-affiliated national professional body for Arts Educators. ANZAAE subsequently published the article “Attitude, Motivation and Agency: The three pillars of transformational teaching for at-risk students” and conference materials on its website. Download the article here.

The presentation and this teaching methodology was further distributed through the UNESCO Asia Pacific Arts Educators Hub (APAH).

In 2012, Yaniv's book 'Changing the World – One Painting at a Time' was adopted and showcased by APAH.

Two years later, the UNESCO OBSERVATORY published a comprehensive study in which these results were elaborated to include the community and empirical research perspectives. This article was co-authored by, amongst others, the artist himself and published at: http://education.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/1067431/010_JANSON_PAPER.pdf 

The UNESCO OBSERVATORY is based at the University of Melbourne and is core to the activation of the UNESCO Arts and Education strategy.

The above articles can be downloaded from this page.

More about the Asia Pacific Arts Education Hub (APAH) at http://www.apah.info/aboutus/apah.jsp (screenshot below)



In addition, the following presentations addressed the topic of supporting disabled students, from different perspectives:

Janson, A. (2013) Increasing volunteer capacity through a collaborative learning framework: The New Zealand Virtual Volunteer Induction Programme (V-V.I.P), 6th Child and Family UNESCO Presentation, NUI Galway, Ireland, 6 June
Janson, A (2011) Engaging disabled students through visual channels. ANZAAE Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators... Power, Community, Materiality. Art Teacher Conference WINTEC, 20-22 July, Hamilton. 

Janson, A. (2011) Back to the Future: Online School Leadership Development. National Association of Secondary Deputy and Assistant Principals (NASDAP), Wellington (1-3 June).


Janson, A. (2013) Increasing volunteer capacity through a collaborative learning framework: The New Zealand Virtual Volunteer Induction Programme (V-V.I.P), 6th Child and Family UNESCO Presentation, NUI Galway, Ireland, 6 June

Janson, A (2011) Engaging disabled students through visual channels. ANZAAE Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators... Power, Community, Materiality. Art Teacher Conference WINTEC, 20-22 July, Hamilton. 

Janson, A. (2011) Back to the Future: Online School Leadership Development. National Association of Secondary Deputy and Assistant Principals (NASDAP), Wellington (1-3 June).

Mandelberg, J. & Janson, A. (2010) Colloque Europeen Impact in Europe. Les Technologies d'assistance: Et alors?, Paris, France (19 Nov) [See a clip presented at this conference in the Teaching Resource section of this blog]

Mandelberg, J. & Janson, A (2010) Technology to enhance learning with students with disabilities. SharEfest, Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand (27-28 Sept)

Mandelberg, J., & Janson, A (2010) "Yaniv Changes the World" Documentary excerpts screening, Disability Pride Film Festival, Telecom Playhouse, Performing Arts Center, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand (22 Sept).

Janson, A. & Mandelberg, J. (2010) "Yaniv Changes the World" Documentary introduction, Forum of Management Communication Public Relation Case Competition, Waikato Management School, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand (29 July).

Janson, A. (2010, 2-5 June) Assistive technology to build up interaction skills in persons with communication disabilities, What about me? Including the most excluded (European Community Conference), Helsinki, Finland.

Mandelberg, J. & Janson, A (2010) Technology to enhance learning with students with disabilities. SharEfest, Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand (27-28 Sept)

Mandelberg, J., & Janson, A (2010) "Yaniv Changes the World" Documentary excerpts screening, Disability Pride Film Festival, Telecom Playhouse, Performing Arts Center, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand (22 Sept).

Janson, A. & Mandelberg, J. (2010) "Yaniv Changes the World" Documentary introduction, Forum of Management Communication Public Relation Case Competition, Waikato Management School, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand (29 July).

Janson, A. (2010, 2-5 June) Assistive technology to build up interaction skills in persons with communication disabilities, What about me? Including the most excluded (European Community Conference), Helsinki, Finland.