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Nouri, Ali; Farsi, Soheila – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
The central aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the recently revised elementary curriculum for arts education in Iran. The study employed an educational criticism method and was conducted in two elementary schools. Data were collected by observation, semi-structured interviews and curriculum documents over a four-month period.…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Cutcher, Alexandra; Boyd, Wendy – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
This article describes a small, collaborative, arts-based research project conducted in two rural early childhood centres in regional Australia, where the children made large-scale collaborative paintings in partnership with teachers and researchers. Observation of young children's artistic practices, in order to inform the development of…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Painting (Visual Arts), Rural Areas, Child Care Centers
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Watts, Robert – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
For the past 100 years beauty has been marginalised in Western art and regarded as a problematic notion in a range of cultural contexts. Art educators tend to associate experiences of beauty with passive appreciation rather than active engagement, while researchers of children's understanding of art characterise references to beauty as evidence of…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art Education, Cultural Context, Art Teachers
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Richards, Rosemary Doris – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
Four young Australian children participated in research in which they shared their photographs and narratives of art experiences in their homes, early childhood centre and school. Drawing on Dewey's theories on art as experience, this article analyses some of the ways these 4- and 5-year-old children enjoyed satisfying art experiences, primarily…
Descriptors: Artists, Art, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries
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Irwin, Michael Ray – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
This article reports on the understandings and practices of primary teachers in implementing the arts curriculum since the 2010 introduction of National Standards in Numeracy and Literacy within the New Zealand Education system. The ever-mounting pressure on schools to perform to these standards has resulted in a reduction of emphasis and time…
Descriptors: National Standards, Art Education, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers
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Sunday, Kristine E. – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
This article is an embodied representation of how narrative illustrates Hannah Arendt's ideas of action, natality and plurality. It is, in essence, a story of a story that situates the actions of two young children as an instance where difference came together through the political and public act of drawing. Throughout the unfolding of the event,…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Story Telling, Social Action, Politics
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Hope, Alice – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
Literature that addresses young children's learning in galleries and museums typically concentrates on what is already offered and discusses what has proven to be effective, or not, in accommodating their needs. This article offers insight into how objects can be explored with early years children at school, to create greater understanding of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Museums, Case Studies, Role Playing
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Sakr, Mona; Connelly, Vincent; Wild, Mary – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
Digital art-making tends to foreground the inclusion of ready-made images in children's art. While some lament children's use of such images, suggesting that they constrain creativity and expression, others have argued that ready-made digital materials offer children the opportunity to create innovative and potentially iconoclastic artefacts…
Descriptors: Young Children, Art Activities, Visual Aids, Childrens Art
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Lerner, Fern – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
In bridging ideas from the forum of visual-spatial learning with those of art and design learning, inspiration is taken from Piaget who explained that the evolution of spatial cognition occurs through perception, as well as through thought and imagination. Insights are embraced from interdisciplinary educational theorists, intertwining and…
Descriptors: Art, Design, Aesthetics, Spatial Ability
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Kukkonen, Tiina; Chang-Kredl, Sandra – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
The ability to construct shared meaning with peers is important for young children's social and linguistic development. Previous studies have mainly focused on shared meaning-making within cooperative pretend play with little mention of other childhood activities that might promote intersubjectivity. This study investigated the group play that…
Descriptors: Play, Freehand Drawing, Preschool Children, Drama
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Errázuriz, Luis; Portales, Carlos – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
In a world increasingly saturated with images, the visual aesthetic dimension should play a more important role in the educational processes. Furthermore, classroom walls could be considered valuable resources to introduce visual literacy among children and teachers. However, Chilean educational policies tend not to pay much attention to visual…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary School Students, Visual Literacy, Comparative Analysis
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Kim, Hyunsu – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
This article is intended to identify the complex process of children's art making by bringing new methodologies into the analysis of children's pictures. This article analyses the art-making process of a selected drawing by a five-year-old boy. The study builds on previous findings regarding children's verbal discourses during the art-making…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Childrens Art, Art Products, Young Children
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Hickman, Richard; Sinha, Pallawi – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
In common conception, art is often confined to a painting, sculpture, architecture or performance; we maintain however that what enables any art or artistic practice to become aesthetic is human experience. Arts and aesthetic practices are integral to the everyday lives of the indigenous Sabar tribes of India, particularly, in ascertaining Sabar…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Foreign Countries, Art, Aesthetics
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Rintoul, Jenny; James, David – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2017
Contextual studies (CS), "theory", "visual culture" or "art history" (amongst other labels) refer to a regular and often compulsory feature in art and design education. However, this takes many forms and can sit in a variety of relationships with the practical elements of such courses. This article is based on mixed…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Foreign Countries, Design, Art History
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Dreamson, Neal – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2017
The features of collaboration in design education include effective and efficient communication and reflection, and feasible manipulation of design objects. For collaborative design, information and communication technology offers educators the possibility to change design pedagogy. However, there is a paucity of literature on relative advantages…
Descriptors: Models, Cooperation, Design, Computer Mediated Communication
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