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ERIC Number: EJ871977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Images of Women in Visual Culture
Lai, Alice
Art Education, v62 n1 p14-19 Jan 2009
Visual culture permeates women's everyday lives, affecting how they see themselves, the world, and their relationships with others. Increasing women's opportunities to recognize the power and problem of visual culture and subsequently to create new meanings through visual culture is an important teaching goal of the author. The author considered applying Visual Culture Art Education (VCAE) and feminist pedagogy to support her intention of critically placing women and visual culture at the center of the curriculum. Few art educators, however, explicitly examine the (dis)connections and integration of these two pedagogical frameworks in order to critically facilitate gendered understanding of visual culture and its impact on women, their lives and self-concepts. In this article, the author explores the possibility of integrating these two pedagogical frameworks. Then, she discusses a learning unit, Representation of Women in Visual Culture, in her college-level art appreciation course as an example of implementing Visual Cultural Art Education (VCAE) and feminist pedagogy. She also summarizes students' discussion and includes their collage works to illustrate students' critical and artistic examination of, responses to, and creations of visual images associated with women's lives and self-concepts. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A