What is distinctive about art and design as a subject in secondary schools?
What contribution does it make to the wider curriculum?
How can art and design develop the agency of young people?
Understanding Art Education examines the theory and practice of helping young people learn in and beyond the secondary classroom. It provides guidance and stimulation for ways of thinking about art and design when preparing to teach and provides a framework within which teachers can locate their own experiences and beliefs.
Designed to complement the core textbook Learning to Teach Art and Design in the Secondary School, which offers pragmatic approaches for trainee and newly-qualified teachers, this book suggests ways in which art and design teachers can engage reflexively with their continuing practice.
Experts in the field explore:
Understanding Art Education will be of interest to all students and practising teachers, particularly those studying at M Level, as well as teacher educators, and researchers who wish to reflect on their identity as an artist and teacher, and the ways in which the subject can inform and contribute to education and society more widely.
Introduction Part 1: Histories and Futures 1. Art and design in education: ruptures and continuities 2. A Return to Design in Art and Design: Developing creativity and innovation’ Part 2: Reconceptualising Practice 3. Developing creative potential: Learning through embodied practices 4. Learning as a Social Practice in Art and Design 5. Assessment and learning Part 3: Relocating Practice 6. Critical Pedagogy 7. Collaborative liberatory practices for global citizenship