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 seems to be a lack of a framework that can accommodate and enhance this knowledge and experience.
Research in art and design has only recently been validated as a scientific discipline; we can argue that the available scientific heritage precedes the formalisation of these disciplines, residing in an older generation of scholars, researchers and artists. Given the fundamentally empirical nature of this experience and knowledge, we believe this heritage has remained largely outside the validated work content in current higher education and research on art and design. Therefore, this generation of scholars, researchers and artists is often confronted with the lack of a framework that welcomes and enhances their professional experience and testimonies beyond curricular requirements and project solicitation. In the present article, developed within the framework of the project Wisdom Transfer: towards the scientific inscription of individual legacies in contexts of retirement from art and design higher education and research, we aim at devising possible ways of framing these experiences and knowledge of an older generation of scholars, researchers and artists within current learning contexts.

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Cláudia Lima, Universidade Lusófona do Porto, Portugal
Heitor Alvelos, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Susana Barreto, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Eliana Penedos, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

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Conference: ECAH2019
Stream: Arts - Teaching and Learning the Arts

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