ERIC Number: EJ740490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 26
Infinite and Finite Games: Play and Visual Culture
Hicks, Laurie E.
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v45 n4 p285-297 Sum 2004
In this article, I shall argue for the value of conceptualizing, and practicing art education as a kind of play or game, drawing inspiration from the concepts of finite and infinite games articulated by philosopher James Carse (1986). In so doing, I seek to encourage a continuing dialogue with the assumptions that constrain the theoretical basis and practice of contemporary art education and to articulate what is at stake in a proposed transition from an art education focused mainly on traditional fine arts and crafts to a visual or material culture education that would examine the icons, meanings, and forms present throughout our cultural space and social experience. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Art Education, Play, Fine Arts, Educational Practices, Educational Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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