Art Education for Social Justice

Coordination: Ángeles Saura

The artistic education (plastic and visual) for the Social Justice implies that this one obtains:

  1. A better distribution of didactic-artistic resources that grant greater possibilities of professional development to teachers and students in general (in particular to those who have less); especially interested in the development of resources in digital format freely available through the internet.
  2. A recognition and appreciation of the diversity of teachers and students of artistic education by identifying the structures, cultures, attitudes and oppressions that operate in the configuration of social inequalities;
  3. Greater participation and representation of teachers and students of artistic education in public spheres and schools, to know their artistic learning needs and contribute to their development.

This line of research works for gender equality, the achievement of an intercultural education and respect for a citizenship built by and for all. Artistic, visual and visual education for Social Justice requires research and the creation of proposals that facilitate an artistic QUALITY education that achieves an integral development of each and every one of the teachers and students of artistic education, taking into account their performance and their starting conditions.

The research team of the line of artistic education (plastic and visual) for Social Justice, is open, through a social network (www.arteweb.ning.com) to the collaboration of researchers, teachers and artists, from various artistic fields, of regulated and non-regulated education, that through their collaboration, wish to collaborate for the development of our triple aspect of work: in the field of visual arts, artistic teaching and research in relation to Social Justice.

Art (visual and plastic field), understood as one of the manifestations deeply rooted in the expression of peoples, uses the language of the image as a communication vehicle. Its universal character confers to the artistic education, in all its styles and levels of teaching, an ideal space to generate opportunities for social participation, equality and freedom, using the language of the image.

The visual arts, arts education and social justice share a wide range of work possibilities that go beyond mere disciplinary learning. The action research for social inclusion addressed from this triple perspective, aims to develop in each person their own identity and enhance their own capabilities. The universal nature of the image supposes an instrument of communication that allows to interact to people of different cultures, gender, age or social condition.

From this perspective, we work in two lines of research:

  • Artistic education (plastic and visual) and Social Justice. Concept in constant redefinition and construction from the teaching practice. We organize annually Art Education Seminars in key 2.0 (http://sextajornadaeducacionartistica.blogspot.com.es/)
  • Art and Social Justice: Inclusion and social and cultural intervention through artistic, visual and visual creation. For this we organize numerous collective and international exhibitions annually (http://exposicionesenredadas.blogspot.com.es/)

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