Critical Social Issues in Art Education

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This on-line course explores the interrelationship of social and cultural issues, pedagogy, and the construction of democratic spaces of learning. Students will read articles then reflect on the content with their thoughts, ideas, connections, and questions. The on-line and Moodle discussion, will focus on critical analysis and promote a complex investigation and questioning of important concepts and theories related to contemporary issues.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to have knowledge of:

  • the interrelationship of social and cultural issues, curriculum content,

  • philosophies of teaching, and the construction of democratic spaces of learning

  • social and cultural systems, and how artists and cultural workers articulate different symbolic-representational-material practices.

Skills

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to have skills in:

  • reflecting upon how the construction of their social, political, and cultural

  • identity informs their individual perspectives and philosophies of education

  • address issues of justice and social change in relation to systems of oppression and the production of knowledge.

Competences

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to have competences in:

  • describing, analyzing, and integrating social and cultural issues informed by current theories of art, art education, and critical/cultural studies

  • applying current theories of critical/cultural studies to diverse populations.

Exam

Exams

Name of examCritical Social Issues in Art Education
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is a 3-day take-home assignment on a set topic.

Alternatively, the examination may be completed by satisfactory and active participation in the module, ie. completion of all set course tasks.
ECTS5
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe assignment paper must demonstrate that the student fulfils the objectives for the module stated above.

Facts about the module

Danish titleKritiske sociale spørgsmål i kunstuddannelse
Module codeKAVALG201644
Module typeCourse
ECTS5
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Communication and Digital Media
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities
SchoolSchool of Music, Music Therapy, Psychology, Art, Communication and Technology