Re-enchanting education: challenging the 'hidden' curriculum

Russell, Ann and Batorowicz, Beata and Baguley, Margaret (2017) Re-enchanting education: challenging the 'hidden' curriculum. Australian Art Education, 38 (1). pp. 140-157. ISSN 1032-1942


Employing the Grimm Brothers' Hansel and Gretel tale as a metaphorical device, this paper explores how arts education can disrupt the hidden curriculum in schools (Rosenberg and Thurber, 2007). This paper provides a symbolic representation of the education context by likening the secondary school art studio to the Gingerbread House, featured in the fairy tale story, and in turn the art teacher to a feminist re-envisioning of a witch. In this contemporary version, the 'art teacher-witch' creates recipes for challenging and confronting increasing government involvement in the education sector through contemporary art practice.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Art Education Australia.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 03:21
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2018 23:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: archetype, artist-teacher, contemporary art, doctorate, fairy tales, feminist methodology, hidden curriculum, visual art education
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930402 School/Institution Community and Environment
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)

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