What can art teachers do to promote the benefits of studying art and design?

Ensor, Yasmin (2016) What can art teachers do to promote the benefits of studying art and design? The STeP Journal: Student Teacher Perspectives, 3 (2). pp. 35-46.

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Abstract

The aim of this research was to discover what teachers could do to promote the benefits of studying Art and Design (A&D) at GCSE, as the EBacc's (English Baccalaureate) recent introduction has narrowed down GCSE options. Research was carried out with the hypothesis that students would neglect A&Dat GCSE due to a limited understanding of the career prospects or transferable skills that A&D education promotes. Research included the stigmatisation of A&D education, the attitudes of students towards the subject and how the EBacc might potentially impact the number of students opting for creative GCSEs. A poster that communicated these benefits was produced in response to data. The poster, which could be displayed in A&D classrooms, was trialled with a focus group and a class of Year 9 students. The Year 9 students were asked to write what they felt were the benefits of studying A&D both before and after viewing the poster. The poster was found to have an 83.33% success rate.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: The STeP Journal: Student Teacher Perspectives
Publisher: Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN), University of Cumbria
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of Education > Secondary PGCE
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2016 09:33
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2017 05:18
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2462

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