ERIC Number: ED424188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Interpreting Works of Art Using a Critical Pedagogy of Representation.
Yokley, Shirley Hayes
This paper explores the question of introducing a critical pedagogy of representation into the art classroom, what it means and how it works. A critical pedagogy of representation holds socially transformatoryugoals that work toward a critical democracy. The approach affords opportunity for oppositional readings of texts and images by opening up new ways to speak of those representations, by questioning assumptions, and by problematizing the work within political, social, and cultural aspects of production and reception. Such critique of popular culture becomes an overt politicization of works of art and popular culture, giving rise to a politicized art education, and forcing transformation in society. The paper describes the origins of radical and critical pedagogy and comments on how the approach can be used in introductory university art education classes. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Art Education Association (Houston, TX, April 7-11, 1995).