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Buttle, Avril; Mullaney, Isobelle – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2023
The aim of this paper is to ascertain the main subject qualities in Junior Cycle (JC) Visual Art (VA) in The Republic of Ireland, and whether these qualities are unique to the subject. The context of JC VA education is outlined through the exploration of its values, aims and objectives as well as investigating the subject's unique qualities. A…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, Foreign Countries, Creativity
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Keogh, Aoife – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2020
The Art Teachers Association of Ireland's (ATAI), #"stateoftheart" campaign worked to persuade Irish policymakers to develop a new curriculum for Leaving Certificate art, reforming the long-outdated 1972 curriculum. Students across the country designed over 3,000 postcards for the Minister for Education and an online petition was signed…
Descriptors: Activism, Art, Art Education, Teacher Associations
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Jordan, Dervil; O'Donoghue, Helen – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
The serious need for reform of the Leaving Certificate Art Curriculum in Ireland sets the context for this article, which tracks the social and political factors that shaped the emergence of art education in Ireland before and after the formation of the Free State. This historical framing creates the background for the training of art teachers…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Lappin, Sarah A.; Erk, Gül Kaçmaz; Martire, Agustina – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2015
Though much recent scholarship has investigated the potential of writing in creative practice (including visual arts, drama, even choreography), there are few models in the literature which discuss writing in the context of architectural education. This article aims to address this dearth of pedagogical research, analysing the cross-disciplinary…
Descriptors: Architectural Education, Writing (Composition), Undergraduate Study, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Granville, Gary – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2011
Current education policy discourse in Ireland, as elsewhere, is replete with reference to innovation, creativity and enterprise. Meanwhile, the "pedagogical turn" is a dominant motif in current discourse in art practice, curating and critique, in Ireland and internationally. This article firstly considers some of the implications of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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O'Donoghue, Donal – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2009
This article examines if and to what extent a set of pre-enrolment variables and background characteristics predict first year performance in art college. The article comes from a four-year longitudinal study that followed a cohort of tertiary art entrants in Ireland from their time of entry in 2002 to their time of exit in 2006 (or before, for…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), College Freshmen, Studio Art, Grades (Scholastic)