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EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT, ART - A new year: new opportunities

Date uploaded: March 18, 2013

A new year: new opportunities

Eileen Adams

Commissioned and published by ixia, the public art think tank

In this wet winter, what promising new shoots for art and design education are lying dormant in the muddy educational landscape created by the flood of government policy initiatives? New schools and new kinds of schools, new initiatives in cultural education, changes afoot for the curriculum and examinations – will these prompt new possibilities for art, design and built environment education outside the confines of the classroom?

About the author:
Eileen Adams is a freelance consultant whose work links art, design, environment and education. In her career over 40 years, she has worked as a teacher, a teacher educator, a researcher, examiner and writer. In the 1970s and 1980s, Eileen’s research interests included themes such as inter-professional collaboration in education, young people’s participation in environmental change and the school as a learning environment. In the 1990s, public art featured importantly. Since 2001, Eileen’s work with The Campaign for Drawing has focused on learning through drawing. Eileen shares the results of her work through publications, conference papers and courses.

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