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ERIC Number: EJ781632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
School Art Education: Mourning the Past and Opening a Future
Atkinson, Dennis
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v25 n1 p16-27 Feb 2006
This article begins with a brief summary of the findings of a recent research project that surveyed the content of the art curriculum in a selection of English secondary schools. The research findings suggest a particular construction of pedagogised subjects and objects rooted in ideas of technical ability and skill underpinned by a transmission model of teaching and learning. Drawing upon psychoanalytic and social theory reasons for passionate attachments to such curriculum identities are proposed, when in the wider world of art practice such identities were abandoned long ago. Working with the notion of the subordination of teaching to learning and the difficulties of initiating curriculum practices within increasingly complex social contexts, the article argues for learning through art to be viewed as a productive practice of meaning-making within the life-worlds of students. The term, "encounters of learning" is employed to sketch a pedagogical quest in which an ethics of learning remains faithful to the truth of the learning event for the student.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)