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ERIC Number: EJ897397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Telenovelas as Art Curriculum Content
Christopoulou, Martha
Art Education, v63 n4 p19-24 Jul 2010
In February and March 2007, the author investigated the possibilities of visual culture art education in two Greek Primary schools in Athens with students in Grades 5 and 6. One of her goals was to determine whether or not the telenovela genre was appropriate as curriculum content in primary art education. She chose telenovelas because they are a prevalent form of visual communication and integral part of daily life in Greek families with a very large number of primary students almost certainly watching them. She conducted preliminary group interviews with 143 primary children to determine their preferences of visual culture genres. They watched Latin American telenovelas broadcast by private and state TV channels during the afternoon. They especially referred to the Argentinean teenage telenovela "Rebelde Way," which she decided to use as the content of the art lessons she developed. This article provides background information about telenovelas and presents themes and learning activities she used to teach about them. It also discusses the appropriateness of telenovelas as art curriculum content. (Contains 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece (Athens)