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Title: Exploring Visual Arts Pedagogies that Support Critical and Creative Thinking
Contributor(s): Alter, Frances  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2011
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Abstract: The complex natures of the visual arts appear to provide an excellent platform to actively engage students in critical and creative thinking - both higher-order cognitive skills. This article presents information about a series of four qualitative ethnographic case studies that were conducted in primary and secondary schools in northern New South Wales, Australia. Developing the four cases allowed the researcher to assemble a set of descriptive portraits that reflected teacher practitioners' theories and the value they ascribed to critical and creative thinking. In addition, they reflected the way these theories and beliefs impacted on education practices and students in the visual arts classroom.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Art Education, 34(1), p. 10-29
Publisher: Australian Institute of Art Education
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1032-1942
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
930201 Pedagogy
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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