Paving the way for unique wellbeing intervention in visual art curricula

Siddins, Eileen (2018) Paving the way for unique wellbeing intervention in visual art curricula. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 4 (3). pp. 33-48.

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Abstract

In Australian research, curricula have been intentionally redesigned to address the mental health needs of students from different disciplines. Evidence-based curriculum reformation has been advanced for a range of specific disciplines including law, medicine and performing arts. However, there is room for further advancement of intervention within other disciplines. In Australian contexts, there is limited research that provides an evidence-base for art curriculum reformation—to address the mental health and wellbeing needs of visual art students. This paper will discuss the author’s current research, framed by the transformative paradigm, that seeks to represent the voices of visual art students by providing a needs assessment and recommendations for future curriculum reformation. By involving the students in decision-making processes of future intervention, sustainable, uniquely tailored techniques can be designed to enhance their wellbeing. In doing so, visual art students’ academic achievements, including successful completion of their degree and transition into the workforce, may also be increased.

Item ID: 68733
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2201-1323
Keywords: visual arts, higher education, wellbeing, resilience, mental health
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Copyright Information: © Copyright 2019 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
Funders: Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (RTP)
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2021 00:46
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390101 Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy @ 40%
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education @ 30%
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390412 Teacher and student wellbeing @ 30%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1301 Arts > 130103 The creative arts @ 40%
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160102 Higher education @ 30%
20 HEALTH > 2002 Evaluation of health and support services > 200207 Social structure and health @ 30%
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