Category: Arts – Teaching and Learning the Arts

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The Role of Designer in Interdisciplinary Team

Introduction: Design has its origins in making things. Good designers are curious and interested in what’s happening in the world around them. The innovations in all areas need more cooperation of different professions. Designers are usually in the centre of teams to be able to understand to other experts. Research Design: The paper is about

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Access to Shakespeare

Whether you are teaching Shakespeare to students ages nine or ninety, the question arises as to what approach to use–how to attack the play, how to make inroads, and how to make the Bard enjoyable and accessible. Do you explain the plot or lecture on language or contemplate the cast of characters? What to include

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Mantle of the Expert: the Versatility of Dorothy Heathcote’s Dramatic-inquiry Approach to Teaching and Learning

In the 1980s, Prof. Dorothy Heathcote MBE (1926-2011) developed the ‘Mantle of the Expert’ approach (MoE) during her work at the University of Newcastle. The basic concept of MoE is that children study the school curriculum as if they were a group of experts: they can be scientists in a laboratory, archaeologists digging out a

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Contributions of Knowledge From Past Generations in Current Contexts of Arts Education

This article stems from the analysis of the professional life and work of Portuguese scholars, researchers and artists, graduated at the Superior School of Fine Arts of Porto, during the 1960s and 1970s. It is considered that the testimonies of these generations are an asset for current educational contexts in these areas, but often there

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Rephotographic Powers: Teaching Rephotography As a Platform for Visual Communication in Turkey

Rephotography is the act of re-taking a previous photograph from the same vantage point, usually separated by a period of time. Rooted in 19th century scientific practices of recording environmental change (e.g. glaciers, plant population), it has since been adopted within fields of arts and humanities to illustrate cultural changes. Possessing the power to pull

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Preparing Teachers of Art at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman

Higher Art Education in Oman has a very short history. Officially, Art Education programme for preparing teachers of Art was first established in 1991 with the opening of the Art Education Department at SQU in Muscat. The main aim of the programme was, and still is, to prepare qualified Art Education Teachers for different pre-university

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Combining Digital Games with Art History to Create an Interdisciplinary Learning Experience for Students

This paper presents an interdisciplinary to develop content-aware application which combines game with art. The employment of content-oriented game enhances the gamification of learning in culture education. The gamified form of the application is used as a backbone to support and provide a strong stimulation to engage users. However, developing content-aware game is a demanding

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The Learning of the Photograph in the Young People

In this paper we will explain how a group of young people of three communities in Lisbon (Bairro Padre Cruz, Bairro Alta de Lisboa and Bairro da Boavista), learned about photography and how they used their knowledge’s in practice. All communities had the same orientations and the same lessons with various professionals’ photographers, and they

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Using Local Content Teaching Visual Narrative in the Gulf

Visual communication is a global activity and often demands using visual language that will be understood across cultures. Lack of place specificity is often considered desirable in design. But the trend toward visual globalization can have the disadvantage of taking students in many regions away from the visual language they are familiar with, leaving them,