ERIC Number: ED436472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
More Than Words Can Say: A Set of Arts Literacy Papers.
Livermore, Joan, Ed.
The word 'literacy' is a familiar one in relation to the forms of expression and structure of verbal language. In this collection of papers the definition of literacy is expanded as it can be applied to individual art forms of dance, drama, media, music, visual art, and design. These art forms are those specified as the subjects forming the Arts Key Learning Area in Australian schools. The writers have approached the topics of arts literacy from their own experiences as artists and educators. The purposes of the papers are to stimulate discussion among teachers of the arts and other subjects and to raise an awareness of the potential for the arts to enhance learning across the curriculum. The following papers are included: (1) "Introduction," (Joan Livermore); (2) "Dance Literacy," (Ralph Buck); (3) "Drama Literacy," (Robin Pascoe); (4) "Music Literacy," (Margaret S. Barrett); (5) "Media Literacy: Media Literacy and the Information Age," (Robyn Quin); (6) "Visual Literacy," (Lee Emery; Adele Flood); (7) "Design Literacy: Process and Product," (Keith Russell; Kathy Grushka; Howard Middleton). (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Dance, Design, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Music, Visual Literacy
Australian Centre for Arts Education, University of Canberra, Faculty of Education, Canberra, Australia, ACT 2601, Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Inst. of Art Education, Melbourne.
Identifiers - Location: Australia