A snapshot view of how senior visual arts students encounter and engage with technology in their arts practice

Kerby, Martin and Baguley, Margaret (2010) A snapshot view of how senior visual arts students encounter and engage with technology in their arts practice. In: Technoliteracy, discourse, and social practice: frameworks and applications in the digital age. IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA, United States, pp. 129-142. ISBN 978-1-60566-842-0


This chapter reports the findings of a pilot research project that investigated how senior visual arts students engage with and utilise technology in the creation of art works during their program of study. During the course of a year, six students from two schools were interviewed and their work was visually documented to ascertain whether technology played a predominant part in their practice. Analysis of the interview data was framed within a social constructivist perspective and drew on notions of skills and expertise, support, access, awareness and inspiration. The findings revealed that the senior visual arts students regularly used technology as part of their process but often reverted to using traditional media with some technological aspects in the creation of their final work.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 8. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. See the Website location above for details.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2010 06:20
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2016 03:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: visual arts; senior art; technology; media; support; awareness; inspiration; collaboration
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-842-0.ch008
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7013

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