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ERIC Number: EJ814980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Reflection on the Role of Artists: A Case Study on the Hidden Visual Curriculum of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Baker, Marissa H.; Ng-He, Carol; Lopez-Bosch, Maria Acaso
Teaching Artist Journal, v6 n4 p290-297 Oct 2008
In 2005, Maria Acaso, professor in Art Education at the Universidad Complutense Madrid in Spain and a co-author of this article, conducted a comparative research project on visual configurations at different art schools in Europe and the United States. The study of hidden visual curriculum examines how knowledge and cultural/political/social values can be transmitted to students through the content of images or spatial arrangement of school facilities. For her study, Acaso chose the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) specifically for its contrasts with the school where she teaches in Madrid. In their research, Acaso and her colleagues have found commonality between the two discourses--hidden curriculum and visual culture--since both examine how knowledge and cultural/political/social values can be transmitted through visual configurations, whether in the content of images or in the visual configuration of school facilities. In this article the authors (Acaso and her colleagues) discuss a small part of their analysis as to provide a basic sense of their methodology and results. They discuss how the physical surroundings transmit a hidden curricular content. They go through each building of SAIC's campus and look at some visual configurations and spatial layout that are typical of their research findings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois