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ERIC Number: EJ1107380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Developing Visual Creative Literacies through Integrating Art-Based Inquiry
Smilan, Cathy
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v89 n4-5 p167-178 2016
Visual literacy and the ability to think creatively are critical skills requisite to full participation and communication in the twenty-first century. Learning experiences that integrate studio-based inquiry and other academic concepts can develop discipline skills as well as communication skills of deciphering visual cues and de/re-constructing visual metaphor. This article provides a theoretical overview of meaningful art integrated inquiry, offering examples of science, technology and math integration with studio technique, materials and processes. Further, an argument is presented for the need for all teachers to engage in art-based practices to further develop their own skills and conceptual frameworks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
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