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Art Education and Contemporary Culture

Irish Experiences, International Perspectives

Using Ireland as a model, Art Education and Contemporary Culture offers a comprehensive treatment of art education in primary and secondary schools, institutions of higher education, cultural institutions, and the diverse communities they serve. Gary Granville has brought together a diverse group of eminent art educators who, together, lay out the opportunities and challenges of art practice while paying close attention to relevant national policy. Rounding out the discussion are essays that locate the challenges and innovations of art education from in international perspective.


287 pages | 12 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2012

Art: Art--General Studies

Education: Education--General Studies


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Table of Contents

Introduction: Art and Design—Shifting the Paradigm of Education Reform?
      Gary Granville

1. From Disegno to ’Epistemic Action’: Drawings as Knowledge Generation
      Tom McGuirk
2. Trajectory, Torque and Turn: Art and Design Education in Irish Post-Primary Schools
      Gary Granville
3. The Irish Primary School Visual Arts Curriculum—Emerging Issues
      Máire Ní Bhroin
4. Defining, Redefining and De-Defining Art: Teachers Engaging with the Work of Artists in Irish Primary Schools
      Michael Flannery
5. ’It’s Easy to See which Side You Are On’: Northern and Southern Irish Student Teachers’ Reflections on Art and Identity
      Dervil Jordan and Jackie Lambe
6. Examining Visual Art in a High-Stakes Examination—Dilemmas and Possibilities
      Hazel Stapelton
7. Questions That Never Get Asked About Irish Art Education Curriculum Theory and Practice
      Donal O’Donoghue
8. Artistic Formation for Collaborative Art Practice
      Ailbhe Murphy
9. Eventual Education: The hedgeschoolproject
      Glenn Loughran
10. Making a Show of Ourselves: Art, Community and the Pedagogics of Identity
      John Mulloy
11. Art, Artists and the Public: Pedagogical Models for Public Engagement with Art and Artists in a Museum Context
      Helen O’Donoghue
12. Holistic Art Education: Can the Learning Be the Learner?
      Alastair Herron
13. Mainstream and Margins in Art and Design Education: Adult Learners and Part-Time Provision in the National College of Art and Design, Dublin
      Nuala Hunt
14. Emergent Outcomes: Inquiry, Qualitative Reasoning and the Aesthetics of Care
      Richard Siegesmund

Notes on Contributors

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