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ERIC Number: EJ1041038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Humor in a Disruptive Pedagogy: Further Considerations for Art Educators
Klein, Sheri R.
Art Education, v66 n6 p34-39 Nov 2013
What's funny about art--and why should art educators care? Art historians, critics, and artists are now taking a closer look at art that generates a laugh. This has particular relevance for art educators who seek to direct student engagement in new and exciting areas and embrace artworks that generally fall outside of the art school curriculum. This article provides a discussion about the kinds, purposes, and value of humorous art, particularly contemporary art, for secondary and university level art education. Along these lines, the author suggests that the art teacher as trickster-pedagogue is a necessary element for encouraging serious play and the disruption of conventional thinking consistent with a disruptive pedagogy. Who is a trickster pedagogue and what is expected of her or him? What kinds of humorous artworks can be incorporated into a disruptive pedagogy? Answers to these questions may provide some guidance for art educators seeking new pedagogical initiatives. In this article, the trickster-pedagogue is explored as a way to disrupt conventional thinking and incorporate humor into the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A