A-ha! Animal habitat art: creating connections in, about, and through art and nature

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Abstract

This chapter explores the animal habitat theme as artists, then take on the role of teachers working in schools through the university's Art Reach program, and ultimately become researchers forging expansive opportunities when they analyse their A-ha! teaching and learning. It also explores these learning possibilities, and introduces the A-ha! project for pre-service teachers to explore in their Studio Arts subject, and then teach as an Art Reach' experience in a local primary school. The pre-service teachers head off to a local primary school to run an Art Reach program. The A-ha! project is in line with key concepts in the Australian curriculum for the arts, which positions art as a post-formal experience enabling connection to environment, place, culture, and each other. It engages multiple techniques and genres, and ensures participants explore their own art making through locally derived content while also linking into the cultural domain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation in Times of Environmental Crises
Subtitle of host publicationTeaching Children to Be Agents of Change
EditorsKen Winograd
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter7
Pages65-78
Number of pages14
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)9781138944367
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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