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Integrating Critical and Contextual Studies in Art and Design : Possibilities for Post-compulsory
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Integrating Critical and Contextual Studies in Art and Design Education examines the relationship between two aspects of art education that appear at times inseparable and indistinguishable, and at others isolated and in conflict: Critical and Contextual Studies and studio practice. It scrutinizes the post-compulsory art and design curriculum, analysing the identity and practices of CCS, and explores how education professionals can integrate CCS for successful teaching, learning and practice.
Key issues considered include:
- Models of CCS contemporary art and design education
- Features that mark CCS apart from studio practice
- Current ‘integration’ of CSS in art and design education
- Developing more critical and informed practice
- Fundamental uses and purpose of the integration of CCS
- Controlling and managing integration within the curriculum
- Implications for assessment.
Underpinned by the international research in the field and illustrated throughout with case studies of teaching and learning in post-compulsory settings,Integrating Critical and Contextual Studies in Art and Design Education aims to offer a comprehensive analysis of the current drive towards integration within art education and to clarify what we understand by the theory and practice of integration.