Exploring citizenship through contemporary art

RACHEL MASON

Abstract


The paper does not dwell on old paintings or the sculptures in museums, or on aesthetic contemplation, to appreciate, rather, the beauty in and of itself, by addressing the issue of how art can “inform” the debates about the identity of art and civic education in schools. With a specific attention paid to the aspects of teaching, the paper carefully examines art education in its social dimension, as part of a research and development on a large scale, making reference to a curriculum on “Images and Identity: Improving citizenship Education through digital Art”.


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