A hermeneutic approach to understanding creativity in visual arts education: A case study of teacher education in the SAR

Mun Har Eliza GOUDIE

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Abstract

Taking a hermeneutic approach to understanding creativity in visual arts education is to adopt a holistic view of developing creativity in the engagement with art. The paper examines the dialectical relationship between the construction and re-construction of textual meanings from the artist's and the viewer's perspective respectively. It invokes the creative being as a stratification of the cognitive, the emotive, the socio-cultural and the metaphysical. Grounded in the student-teachers' symbolic works of visual art and their critical and aesthetic responses, the paper argues for the necessity of bringing the multidimensional systems of culture to bear on motivating and fostering unlimited creative and imaginative possibilities of art making in educational institutions. The paper proposes a transformative model for the pedagogy of Art, supportive of the community wide educational reforms in the SAR, and advocates artistic creativity through experiential engagement with the themes and problems of everyday life. It is hoped that authentic expression will empower students to create an artistic culture of their time. Copyright © 2000 香港教育學院.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of APAEC 2000 Asia-Pacific art education conference: Regional experiences and prospects in the new century
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherDepartment of Creative Arts, School of Creative Arts, Sciences & Technology, the Hong Kong Institute of Education
Pages123-134
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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hermeneutics
creativity
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teacher
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educational reform
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student teacher
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everyday life
aesthetics
reconstruction
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Citation

Goudie, E. (2000). A hermeneutic approach to understanding creativity in visual arts education: A case study of teacher education in the SAR. In Proceedings of APAEC 2000 Asia-Pacific art education conference: Regional experiences and prospects in the new century (pp. 123-134). Hong Kong: Department of Creative Arts, School of Creative Arts, Sciences & Technology, the Hong Kong Institute of Education.