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  • Creative Digital Arts Education: Exploring Art, Human Ecology, and New Media Education through the Lens of Human Rights  [CCE 2016]
  • DOI: 10.4236/jss.2016.47034   PP.246 - 256
  • Author(s)
  • Joanna Black, Orest Cap
  • The development of an innovative pedagogical model based on case study research about human rights education regarding discourses of power and food in relation to visual arts education and human ecology education will be examined. The authors outline two ongoing studies about “digiART” and Human Rights: New Media, Art, and Human Ecology Integrated Projects. These projects have been held at the University of Manitoba, Canada for pre-service teachers training to be secondary level educators: the research has been ongoing since 2013. As a result of the studies, meaningful curricula and innovative pedagogy have been developed using contemporary technologies. Key to the studies is not only the incorporation of creative teaching and learning about digital technologies at the higher education level but also integrating human rights issues into curricula. The authors’ approaches to teaching human rights issues to pre-service teachers are described in which they incorporate creative technologies to foster an innovative pedagogical model, and develop productive learning using digital technologies. Student’s new media practices from preproduction to postproduction are delineated and benefits from using this approach are discussed.
  • Human Rights, Human Rights Education, Visual Arts Education, Human Ecology Education, Holodomor, Information & Communication Technology (ICT), New Media, Teacher Education, Teaching and Learning Technologies, Secondary Education, Food and Human Rights
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