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Rissanen, Mari-Jatta – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
This article reports a study on an encounter between preschoolers and contemporary photography. The article has two aims: first, it elucidates preschoolers' meaning-making when viewing photographs, and second, it investigates the possible benefits of using contemporary photography as a forum for prompting children's aesthetic agency in early…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Photography, Constructivism (Learning)
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Solberg, Ingunn – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
The basis for my article is how, and if, a collaborative land art project can provide opportunities for such co-creating as suggested in the national framework plan for preschools, which explicitly states the child as a co-creator of a shared expressive culture. I further wish to propose land art as a meaningful cultural practice, closely…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Teaching Methods, Art Education, Preschool Education
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Powell, Kimberly; Serriere, Stephanie – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2013
As educators and scholars in social studies and art education respectively, we describe two visual methods from our own research and teaching in pre-K to university settings that are embedded in visual practices. We underscore their transformative potential by using Maxine Greene's (1995) ideas of the education of perception as a critical means…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Social Justice, Photography, Theater Arts
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Savva, Andri; Trimis, Eli – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2005
This study explores pre-primary children's responses to contemporary art exhibits in a museum setting, the role of previous artistic experiences, and the impact of the art museum visit on children's responses to artworks and making art during classroom practice. The sample included 32 children (16 boys and 16 girls) randomly selected from two…
Descriptors: Observation, Art Education, Museums, Exhibits