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ERIC Number: EJ928957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
The Multiple Faces of Visual Arts Education
Lindstrom, Lars
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v30 n1 p7-17 Feb 2011
This article identifies recent, mainly Nordic, research approaches to visual arts education. A concept map was developed as a heuristic tool in order to highlight salient traits and blind spots. Contemporary research typically has its origin either in "education" or in "the art world", with an emphasis either on art "as language" or on "art as text". These two dimensions were used to organise the studies and to select representative exemplars in different domains. The framework helped to chart the knowledge base of, and research approaches to, visual arts education. However, the result of blending subject matter and pedagogy tended to be a "mixture" of viewpoints rather than emerging domains of subject-specific pedagogical knowledge (Lee Shulman: an "amalgam"). (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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