Arts belong in the classroom: empowering teachers in arts-based learning

Macdonald, Jacqueline and Tualaulelei, Eseta (2018) Arts belong in the classroom: empowering teachers in arts-based learning. Australian Art Education, 39 (1). pp. 123-138. ISSN 1032-1942

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Abstract

Learning in and through the arts is central to fostering young learners’ creativity. This article explores the perceived barriers to quality arts-based learning for children and potential strategies for overcoming them. It describes an action research collaboration with two Queensland based early years educators, and explores how this collaboration facilitated changes to their arts based pedagogical approaches. We argue that with sufficient support, educators can act as change agents by leading arts-based learning in a manner that promotes creativity.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright Australian Institute of Art Education. No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit of Submitted version.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2019 03:16
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 02:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: action research, art-based learning, arts, Australian curriculum, early years, primary education, Queensland, teaching
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35190

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