ERIC Number: ED451084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
A Unique Pedagogical Project Contextualised within a Children's Art Exhibition.
This project explored the learning interchanges which took place between early childhood student teachers and young children, provoked by three-dimensional installations within a children's art exhibition. The exhibition, comprising both two- and three-dimensional artworks, contained over 280 artworks from 15 early childhood programs in the southwest region of Queensland. Children aged between 17 months and 6 years came to the gallery to see their own artworks and the artworks of other children. The project focused on the three-dimensional installations, which generated substantial dialogue and creative expression among the children and student teachers. The project encompassed four phases of investigation: (1) children's responses to and interactions with the three-dimensional artworks at the exhibition; (2) student teachers' exploration of symbolic representation within the context of the exhibition; (3) student teachers' extension of children's representations through a process of sharing their own symbolic representations with children; and (4) children/student teacher exchanges of creative works within their respective contexts. (Contains 15 references.) (BT)
Descriptors: Childrens Art, Creative Expression, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Educational Research, Exhibits, Foreign Countries, Learning Processes, Young Children
Australian Institute of Art Education, Melbourne, C/Suite 125, 283 Glenhuntley Road, Eisternwick, VIC 3185, Australia. For full text: http://www.qut.edu.au/insea99/insea.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Inst. of Art Education, Melbourne.
Identifiers - Location: Australia