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ERIC Number: EJ1142119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May-15
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1529-8094
A Personal Story of Teaching Aboriginal Art as a Non-Aboriginal Person
Fritzlan, Amanda
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v18 n20 May 2017
This is an autoethnographic reflection of teaching Aboriginal art as a non-Aboriginal person. Over a period of ten months, a class of grade seven students was led through an inquiry into Aboriginal art including research and the creation of individual and group art pieces. The evolving curriculum was shaped by considerations of respect for individuals or groups, working with partial knowledge, as well as personal stories and histories. New perspectives emerge through re-examination of this experience through a metaphor of walking and wandering. This a/r/tographic treatment explores approaches for teaching in unfamiliar territories of cultural difference and acknowledges complicated conversations along the way.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
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