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Knowhow-expanded : two new 2 year art/VET school study-lines in creative industries (drawing) and design (textiles).

The key aim of Knowhow-expanded is to transfer a methodology called non-verbal learning, created in the Leonardo pilot project KnowHow, 2004- 2007, ( Based on this methodology of learning, the Knowhow project created a 2 year study-line in ceramics which is currently taught at The Reykjavik School of Visual Art. The Knowhow methodology will be used as a basis for creating two new lines of 2years in drawing and in textiles at art/VET school level. The core of the Knowhow methodology is that tactile learning is an important and valuable learning method that gives each individual new possibilities, as well as the society as a whole. Through this tactile approach, professional connections are made between different sectors of art, design and craft. Tactile learning suits individuals who feel less at ease on the traditional academic learning paths. These two study lines add a new dimension to art/VET education and offer an education possibility that will address the aim of the Icelandic Government, which is to decrease the 33%, EU record high drop-out rate to 10% by 2010

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