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An exploration into the continued development of creative pedagogies and technology enhanced strategies in art education during a global pandemic

Curtis, Emma (2021) An exploration into the continued development of creative pedagogies and technology enhanced strategies in art education during a global pandemic. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The research study looked to examine how art teachers adapted to online learning using enhanced technologies with the emergency closure of schools resulting from COVID-19. This research study examined the opinions of six participating art teachers and how they continued to deliver adequate content while moving from a hands-on teaching, to an online platform with little or no training what so ever.

Through this investigative, qualitative study using semi-structed interviews, it has provided significant perspectives from art teachers on how enhanced technologies can be integrated into art classes in the art classroom, after experiencing and developing technology skills while learning and teaching online. Data gathered, suggested a need for change in art curriculum and the urgent need for the introduction of enhanced technologies to cater for digital drawing and digital enhancements on art works of students. For this to work, data gathered found an urgent need for teacher training in enhanced technologies.

During this study, I discovered that student engagement and motivation had been greatly impacted with the move to online learning and teaching. Teachers should be aware of the role they have in motivating student’s and how they can encourage them in and outside the classroom.

Teacher training was identified as a key weakness in the interviewing process. I found there was a concerning lack of technological training delivered to teachers to succeed in online learning as well as to enhance learning when in the classroom.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching Personnel
Divisions: Centre for Education and Lifelong Learning > Master of Arts in Educational Practice
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2022 16:36
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2022 16:36
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5288

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