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ERIC Number: EJ907739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Water: Social Issues and Contemporary Art Education
Cornelius, Angela; Sherow, Ernie; Carpenter, B. Stephen, II
Art Education, v63 n6 p25-32 Nov 2010
This Instructional Resource is based on the authors' current efforts as part of an interdisciplinary project where artists, community members, engineers, social activists, and educators are working together to make positive change in people's lives. Water, as a subject, symbol, and life-sustaining substance, is the focus of their work and the interdisciplinary curriculum it has inspired. They have found that interdisciplinary approaches in partnership with inspiration from real life social issues can provide a central point of focus for a series of meaningful learning experiences that relate to current interests in global and green movements, sustainability, and contemporary social projects. In this article, the authors describe an interdisciplinary learning experience incorporating art, global "green" ecology, and multicultural/social issues that engages high school students in a study and design project to create water receptacles. (Contains 5 online resources and 1 endnote.)
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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