The arts and literacy: what does it mean to be arts literate?

Barton, Georgina (2013) The arts and literacy: what does it mean to be arts literate? International Journal of Education and the Arts, 14 (18). pp. 1-21.

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The arts have often been recognised as unique areas of investigative inquiry, however artists often find it difficult to articulate this meaning through words. This
difficulty has impacted on discourse about the arts and literacy despite growth of research on literacy in specific content areas. This paper will explore the
interconnection between artistic inquiry, literacy and multimodality via a literature review and by drawing on interview data from higher and secondary education arts
teachers. It notes that teachers of the arts view literacy in two interrelating ways: a. reading and writing in their particular subject area and b. a deeper disciplinary approach where students use these learnt skills and enter into the journey to becoming an artist themselves. This paper therefore aims to determine the answers to: What is the relationship between the arts and literacy? and What does it mean to be arts literate?

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version made available under Open Access.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 01:37
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 01:37
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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