ELVA (Enhancing Emotional Literacy through Visual Arts)

ELVA (Enhancing Emotional Literacy through Visual Arts)

Social and emotional learning through art has positive outcomes for student engagement, achievement, resilience and mental health.

ELVA is an evidence based professional learning approach for primary school teachers using the visual arts to develop student social and emotional learning competencies. Teachers engage in hands-on experiential art making activities and develop an understanding of neuroscience, psychodynamic theory, therapeutic arts, trauma-informed practice and student wellbeing. Through this approach, teachers develop confidence in establishing and maintaining safe, supportive learning environments and gain greater understanding of students and themselves, strengthening relationships and developing emotionally literate students.

Is suitable for Classroom teachers, Wellbeing leaders, Visual Arts teachers, and School leaders.

Fits comfortably alongside existing arts and wellbeing programs and can be delivered in a format suited to the needs and culture of individual schools

Develops empathy and respect by providing opportunities for students to express their own emotions, emotional responses and experiences through visual arts.

Creates a starting point for discussing diverse views and experiences.

Aligns with DET Education State targets and the Australian and Victorian curriculums

Has been evaluated through The University of Melbourne as having positive impacts on teachers, students, parents and the broader school community.

2017 VicHealth Award finalist in the category of ‘Building Health Through Art’.

Acknowledges the support of the Department of Education Training, Victoria, through the Strategic Partnerships Program.

The ELVA program is delivered over 18 months. There are 6 full day sessions, one day per term. Attendance at all training dates is essential.

There are 6 full day sessions, one day per term. Attendance at all training dates is essential.

Session 1 Wednesday March 6th 2019
Session 2 Wednesday, May 15th 2019
Session 3 Wednesday, July 24th 2019
Session 4 Wednesday, October 23rd 2019
Session 5 Wednesday, February 19th 2020
Session 6 Wednesday, May 6th 2020
Cost $1,200 (ex GST)

Location: Regional location to be confirmed
Commencing: July 2019
Registrations open: January 2019

For more information download the registration form here, email info@daxcentre.org or call us on 03 9035 6610

DET smallest
Monash University