A Post Postmodern View of Art Education

By Stuart Richmond.

Published by The Learner Collection

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By many accounts, the influence of postmodernism is fading if not past. There is a new stress on the importance of voice, of speaking in the first person, on the grasping of values to live by. Not forgetting the many democratizing influences of postmodernism this paper explores some of the ways in which art education is being or might be reshaped in response to a changing zeitgeist. The paper considers a number of closely related topics influencing curriculum such as the defining of art, art as understanding, voice, art and the social, art and nature, art history, aesthetics, and concludes with reflections on the nature of art education.

Keywords: Post Postmodernism, Defining Art, Art as Understanding, Voice, Art and the Social, Art and Nature, Art History, Concluding Reflections on Art Education

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 6, pp.523-532. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.237MB).

Dr. Stuart Richmond

Professor and Chair, Coordinator of Arts Education, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Stuart Richmond is professor and coordinator of arts education at Simon Fraser University. He recently published articles in philosophy and arts education in the Journal of Aesthetic Education and Paideusis. He works mainly in the area of graduate arts education. He is a practicing photographer.

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