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ERIC Number: EJ776117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
A Stitch in Time: Gender Issues Explored through Contemporary Textiles Practice in a Sixth Form College
Hyde, Wendy
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v26 n3 p296-307 Oct 2007
This article discusses, contextualises and locates in contemporary theory, an autobiographical case study of an artist-teacher in the "learning community" of a Sixth Form College art department. It reflects on the educational potential of enabling teachers of art and their students to investigate issues of culture and identity through engaging with contemporary art practice. It seeks to explore the extent to which exposure to contemporary art practices (and in the second year sixth form, textiles-based, cases discussed) creates a more conceptual approach to student project work, which can act as a catalyst to develop students' understanding of issues-based practice. The discussion of the selected pieces is located within a feminist paradigm that foregrounds the body and gender theories. This article elucidates how a conceptual approach to working, as opposed to a more traditional skills-based approach, can act as a vehicle for moving students towards becoming self-motivated artists and, in the case studies described, take their practice beyond that which is normally achieved within the constraints of timed, exam-based work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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