Art Education, Innovation, and Social Reproduction
Reinventing and Reproducing Art Education
Art educators strike a delicate equilibrium between innovation, through embracing creativity in art, and social reproduction, through advancing skills associated with art-related fields. With the revision of art education’s priorities related to current educational reforms within contemporary advanced economies, profound challenges to this long-standing balance are arising. This entry highlights neoliberal attempts to assimilate art education through thin approaches to innovation and creativity, while the entry also forwards art’s ability to disrupt the reproduction of the present through forms of disobedient innovation within art education.
Creativity Through Art Education
Art education encompasses the teaching and learning of visual arts and design across ages and contexts including formalized K-12 schooling, informal programming associated with art institutions, and art schools within higher education. In contemporary times, it is common to...
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