Accounts of the visual art classroom : catering for artistically talented students

Vicig, Fiona Joy Ballantyne (2009) Accounts of the visual art classroom : catering for artistically talented students. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Inclusive education practices call for the diverse and individual needs of all students to be met satisfactorily. The needs and experiences of artistically talented students in Australian visual art classrooms are currently unknown. This study addresses this gap in research through an inquiry into the experiences of artistically talented students and their teachers in visual art classrooms, by examining the accounts of a group of students and teachers at one high school in South East Queensland. This study is significant as it provides teachers, parents and others involved in the education of artistically talented students with additional means to plan and cater for the educational needs of artistically talented students. Teacher and student accounts of the visual art classroom in this study indicated that identification processes for artistically talented students are unclear and contradictory. Furthermore, teacher and student accounts of their experiences presented a wide variety of conceptions of the visual art classroom and point towards an individualised approach to learning for artistically talented students. This study also discovered a mismatch between assessment practices in the subject visual art and assessment of art in the ‘real world’. Specifically, this study proposes a renewal of programs for artistically talented students, and recommends a revision of current procedures for the identification of artistically talented students in visual art classrooms.

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ID Code: 30129
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: McArdle, Felicity & Carrington, Suzanne
Keywords: visual arts, classroom teaching, artistically talented students
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 29 Jan 2010 04:31
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:42

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