Presenting international art study tours as an effective model for authentic learning

Naylor, Stephen (2011) Presenting international art study tours as an effective model for authentic learning. In: Proceedings of ACUADS 2011 Annual Conference: creativity: brain, mind, body, pp. 1-10. From: ACUADS 2011 Annual Conference: creativity: brain, mind, body, 21-23 September 2011, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

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Following on from my PhD research into the Venice Biennale I was urged by a cohort of students to organise a study tour to take North Queensland students from the tropics to the Mondo dell'arte Europeain. Visiting the Kassel Documenta, Sculpture Project Munster and the Venice Biennale in 2007, with almost 40 students and arts community members, was an excellent test case for determining authentic learning within the context of contemporary and historic art trends. This paper will outline the methodology behind staging three international art study tours comparing the inputs, (time, energy, administration, costs to the school and students) and outcomes as seen by students and academic staff through the filters of cultural growth, community engagement, grades and graduate destination mapping. The research draws upon the limited body of literature relating to the use of the 'excursion' or 'field work' as a learning activity in tertiary art education, to establish a methodology to analyse the phenomena. From this data I wish to present three brief case studies which utilise interviews, surveys, student grades and employment outcomes in order to assist art schools in the planning and development of worthwhile art based study tours.

Item ID: 21916
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
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ISBN: 978-0-9758360-7-1
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2012 03:57
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190199 Art Theory and Criticism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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