The Arts-education Interface

The Arts-education Interface : A Mutual Learning Triangle?

  • Paperback

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


In 2001, the then Arts Council of England and Regional Arts Boards launched the Arts and Education Interface initiative. Its aim was to explore the impact of artists working in educational settings through a programme of arts-based interventions organised within the education action zones of Bristol and Corby. The Arts Council commissioned the National Foundation for Educational Research to study these interventions. This report identifies the outcomes of the initiative for: pupils and young people; teachers, schools and other host institutions; and, artists and art organisations. The research identifies broad factors that are perceived to affect outcomes for pupils, such as relevance and artists' pedagogy, and also those that affect outcomes for teachers and artists, such as the artist-teacher relationship and the role of the teacher during the intervention. The report discusses the study's implications for practice and policy regarding artists in education, and stresses the importance of one general and overarching characteristic of effective practice: the mutual learning triangle between pupils and young people, teachers and schools, and artists and art organisations. This is essential reading for art educators, headteachers, artist and art organisations working with schools, and policy more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 185 x 240 x 19mm
  • Gl Assessment
  • National Foundation for Educational Research
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1903880955
  • 9781903880951

Table of contents

Foreword v Acknowledgements vi Executive summary vii 1 Researching the arts and education interface 1 1.1 The evolution of AEI 1 1.2 Changing contexts 4 1.3 The study and its interventions 5 1.4 Definitions 13 1.5 About the report 14 2 Outcomes for pupils and young people 16 2.1 About this chapter 16 2.2 The frequency, strength and nature of outcomes for pupils and young 17 people 2.3 Outcomes and aims 43 2.4 Variations in outcomes by key variables 55 2.5 Outcome routes and developmental learning 75 2.6 Summary 88 3 Outcomes for teachers and artists 93 3.1 About this chapter 93 3.2 Outcomes for teachers, schools and host institutions 93 3.3 Outcomes for artists and arts organisations 110 3.4 Summary 123 4 Factors that affect the outcomes for pupils and young 127 people 4.1 About this chapter 127 4.2 What affects pupil outcomes? 128 4.3 Summary 159 5 Factors that affect the outcomes for teachers and artists 162 5.1 About this chapter 162 5.2 What affects outcomes for teachers and artists? 162 5.3 Summary 184 6 Effects and effective practices: an overview 187 6.1 About this chapter 187 6.2 Overall ratings of effects 188 6.3 Features of interventions associated with overall ratings of effects 191 6.4 Overall effects ratings and factors identified by interviewees 203 6.5 Summary 205 7 Conclusion 208 7.1 Policy implications arising from the study's contribution to the research 208 literature 7.2 Wider implications for policy and practice 219 Appendix 1 226 Appendix 2 238 Appendix 3 246 References 265 Index 268show more