Art, agency and activism


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Today’s guest is Mark Shillitoe, a PYP teacher at the International School of Delft in the Netherlands. He’s held various roles in PYP schools across Europe including that of PYP coordinator, and digital learning coach, but now he’s back in the classroom alongside pursuing a Masters in Art Education. Mark is a thoughtful, reflective and provocative practitioner who isn’t afraid to break down barriers in the pursuit of learning. Our conversation explored art, activism and a touch of magic, but we started out by considering learner and teacher agency and how teachers can start to introduce the concept into their practice. A note: this interview was recorded in 2019.