Book Chapter

Teaching Visual Arts with Digital Technologies

M Kalamatianou, M Hatzigianni

International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development | Springer Singapore | Published : 2018

Abstract

Visual arts education has been significantly influenced by technological progress and attracted significant research attention. This study focuses on how the exploration of visual arts in a digital environment (art software) shapes new ways for children to improve their visual literacy and social skills. The study followed a mixed methodology design that included observations, tests, children’s digital creative works, and works with ordinary materials. A 3-month intervention was implemented with a class of 21 primary students (12 years of age) and 1 teacher in Greece. Each week, students were introduced to, and explored, works of art (paintings of the late nineteenth to early decades of the ..

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