The Role of Technology in Art Education in Ghana


Technology plays a vital role in modern art education and offers many opportunities and advancements in Ghana. The purpose of this article is to explore the impact of technology on art education in Ghana and the benefits it brings to both students and teachers. There is the problem of technology to equip teachers with innovative tools and resources, enabling them to create dynamic and personalized lessons. Online platforms offer teachers access to a wide range of teaching materials, including lesson plans, instructional videos, and assessment tools. This study adopts case study under qualitative research using interviews, questionnaires and observation in data collection. The integration of technology into art education has transformed traditional teaching methods by providing students with engaging and interactive platforms to explore creativity. Technology allows students to experiment with different mediums, expand their artistic horizons and develop a deeper understanding of art techniques. The study recommends using digital tools and software, students can explore different art forms such as digital painting, animation, graphic design and video editing. This exposure to different art forms allows students to develop a well-rounded skill set that prepares them for the rapidly evolving digital landscape. Although technology in art education in Ghana offers several advantages, there are still challenges. The digital divide, limited access to the Internet and the lack of technical infrastructure prevent the widespread integration of technology in all schools. In addition, ensuring data protection, the digital literacy of both students and teachers, and the ethical use of technology continue to be areas of concern.

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Owusu Panin Kwame Baah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
Owusu Panin Edwina, Little Haven School, Ghana
Shaibu Mohammed, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
Selete Delali Komla Ofori, Asanska University College of Design and Technology, Ghana
Frank Paul Mathews Nti, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

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Conference: IICE2024
Stream: Teaching Experiences

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To cite this article:
Baah O., Edwina O., Mohammed S., Ofori S., & Nti F. (2024) The Role of Technology in Art Education in Ghana ISSN: 2189-1036 – The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2024 Official Conference Proceedings
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