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1st Edition

Debates in Art and Design Education

ISBN 9780415618878
Published October 10, 2012 by Routledge
240 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Debates in Art and Design Education encourages student and practising teachers to engage with contemporary issues and developments in learning and teaching. It introduces key issues, concepts and tensions in order to help art educators develop a critical approach to their practice in response to the changing fields of education and visual culture.

Accessible, comprehensive chapters are designed to stimulate thinking and understanding in relation to theory and practice, and help art educators to make informed judgements by arguing from a position based on theoretical knowledge and understanding. Contributing artists, lecturers and teachers debate a wide range of issues including:

  • the latest policy and initiatives in secondary art education
  • the concepts, skills and dispositions that can be developed through art education
  • tensions inherent in developing the inclusive Art and Design classroom
  • partnerships across the visual arts sector
  • creativity in the Art and Design curriculum
  • visual art and globalisation
  • establishing the significance of ‘Design’
  • art practice as educational research.

Debates in Art and Design Education is for all student and practising teachers interested in furthering their understanding of an exciting, ever-changing field, and supports art educators in articulating how the subject is a vital, engaging and necessary part of the twenty-first century curriculum. Each chapter points to further reading and each section suggests reflective questions to help shape art educators’ teaching. In particular, Debates in Art and Design Education encourages art educators to engage in research by providing an essential introduction to critical thinking around contemporary debates.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  List of figures  Notes on contributors  Introduction Nicholas Addison and Lesley Burgess  PART 1 Cautionary Tales  1. Art and Design Education at the Crossroads John Steers  2. The Hijacking of Creativity: the dilemma of contemporary art education jan jagodinski  PART 2 Debates within the Classroom  3. Questioning Creativity Olivia Gude  4. Critical Race, Multicultural Art Education Christine Ballangee Morris  5. Symbolic Representational Processes: a case for embodied practice Gemma Cozens  Response To Cozens Yiannis Hayiannis  6. ‘Strangely delivered by pyrates’: illustration and the National Curriculum Pam Meecham  PART 3 Debates Beyond the Classroom  7. Cultural Diversity, Creativity and Modernism Rasheed Araeen  8. From Trance-like Solipsism to Speculative Audacity? Young people’s learning in galleries today Emily Pringle  9. Critical about Design Helen Charman  PART 4 Debates In-between  10. Art Practice as a Form of Research in Art Education: towards a teaching artist practice Panagiotis Dafiotis  11. Art, Academe and the Language of Knowledge Claire Robins  PART 5 Forever Changes  12. Art Education ‘as if’ for Future Flourishing: three analogies between human beings and types of creative grammar Leslie Cunliffe  13. Learning, Truth and Self-Encounter Dennis Atkinson  References

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Nicholas Addison is Visiting Fellow and PhD supervisor in Art, Design and Museology at the Institute of Education, University of London.

Lesley Burgess is Senior Lecturer in Art, Design and Museology, and PGCE Subject Leader in Art and Design, at the Institute of Education, University of London.