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ERIC Number: EJ798470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
The Contemporary Art of Collaboration
Horn, Sheridan
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v27 n2 p144-157 Jun 2008
Predetermined assessment criteria and target levels threaten to constrain and limit teachers' desire to provide a balanced and innovative curriculum for their pupils. Through the collaborative production of annual installations, the fine art department at Trinity Catholic School has attempted to confound the effects of a comprehensive school's limitations. These installations allow hundreds of participants of all ages to collaborate in a partnership ethos exploring contemporary issues and modes of practice and enable both pupils and teachers to engage with art as a creative process. The installation is used as a gallery resource center both in-house and by the local community. The recent installation entitled "Laboratories," analyzing links between art and science, becomes a case study to examine the avoidance of limitations imposed by exam-driven targets. Instead an environment was fostered that actively promoted a "learning for all" philosophy including teachers and mature students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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