ERIC Number: ED454102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Schooling through the Arts.
This paper seeks to answer two questions: What are the trends in schooling today? and How can the arts help translate these trends into practice? It is said that the successful curriculum of the future will be one that helps students collaboratively perceive, analyze, interpret, and discover a whole new range of meanings. The paper focuses on curriculum, identifying the intellectual tools that will be required in the future: problem solving, critical thinking, motivation for lifelong learning, civic responsibility, and self direction. The paper describes each tool. It then discusses the arts curriculum, citing the worldwide trend to include strands or organizers, which address creating, making, and presenting; arts criticism and aesthetics; and past and present contexts. The paper concludes with some relevant quotes concerning the arts from Garth Boomer of South Australia, cited as an "extraordinarily visionary educational leader." (BT)
Descriptors: Art Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Critical Thinking, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Lifelong Learning, Problem Solving, Student Needs
Australian Institute of Art Education, C/Suite 125, 283 Glenhuntley Road, Eisternwick, VIC 3185, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Inst. of Art Education, Melbourne.
Identifiers - Location: Australia