Environmental Education through Art: A Creative Teaching Approach

Education Quarterly Reviews

ISSN 2621-5799

Published: 04 October 2018

Environmental Education through Art: A Creative Teaching Approach

Iosif Fragkoulis, Marios Koutsoukos

Hellenic Open University and ASPETE (Greece)

pdf download

Download Full-Text Pdf

10.31014/aior.1993.01.01.8

Abstract

The present study describes a creative teaching approach utilizing two works of art in environmental education teaching, making the teaching of material recycling and reuse more experiential, participatory, and original. The third work of art, selected and presented by the learners themselves, "completed the picture" of this innovative approach. Therefore, as the study proves to have the right encouragement, the learners can broaden their cognitive capacities, while through discovery learning they can come in contact with artworks that they did not even know that existed until recently

References

1.  Anderson, T. (1993). Defining and structuring art criticism for education. Studies in Art Education, A Journal of Issues and Research, 34, 199-208.

2.  Barnes, R. (2015). Teaching art to young children. Third Edition. New York: Routledge

3.  Burnham, R. & Kai-Kee, E. (2011). Teaching in the Art Museum. Interpretation as Experience. Los Angeles: Getty Museum        

4.  Efland, A. D. (2002). Art and cognition: Integrating the visual arts in the curriculum. New York: Teachers College Press & Reston, VA: National Art Education Association

5.  Eisner, E. (2002). The Arts and the Creation of Mind. New Haven and London: Yale University Press

6.  Inwood, H. & Taylor, R. (2012). Creative Approaches to Environmental Learning: Two Perspectives on Teaching Environmental Art Education, International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education 2(1), 65-75

7.  Kleiner, F.S. (2015). Gardner’s art through the ages. 15th Edition. The Western Perspective[G1] . Boston: Cengage Learning[G2] 

8.  Kokkos, A. (2011). Transformative Learning through Aesthetic Experience Towards a Comprehensive Method. Journal of Transformative Education 8(3), 155-177

9.  Koutsoukos, M. & Fragoulis, I. (2017). Innovative Teaching with use of an artwork, International Journal of Learning, Teaching, and Educational Research 16(8), 77-84[G3] 

10. Lawrence, R.L. (2008). Powerful feelings: Exploring the affective domain of informal and arts-based learning, New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education 120, 65-77, DOI: 10.1002/ace.317

11. Neperud, R. (1997). Art, ecology and art education: Practices and linkages. Art Education, 50(6), 14-20.

12. Phillips, N. & Fragoulis, I. (2012). The use of art in the Teaching Practice for Developing Communication Skills in adult, International Education Studies, 5(2), 132-138.

13. Potter, G. (2010). Environmental education for the 21st century: Where do we go now? Journal of Environmental Education, 41(1), 22-33.[G4] 

14. Rosenthal, A. (2003). Teaching systems theory and practice through environmental art, Ethics and the Environment 8(1), 153-168.

About Us

The Asian Institute of Research is an online and open-access platform to publish recent research and articles of scholars worldwide. Founded in 2018 and based in Indonesia, the Institute serves as a platform for academics, educators, scholars, and students from Asia and around the world, to connect with one another. The Institute disseminates research that is proven or predicted to be of significant influence for the general public.

Contact Us

Please send all inquiries to the email:

editorial@asianinstituteofresearch.org

Business Address:

5th Floor, Kavling 507, Fajar Graha Pena Tower, Jl. Urip Sumohardjo No.20, Makassar, Indonesia 90234

Copyright © 2018 The Asian Institute of Research. All rights reserved

Stay Connected

  • Instagram - Black Circle
  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • LinkedIn - Black Circle