Art and sustainability

plastic creation experiences carried out by teachers in training

Authors

  • Lúcia Grave Magueta Politécnico de Leiria, Escola Superior de Educação e Ciências Sociais, CI&DEI - Centro de Estudos em Educação e Inovação, Leiria, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0203-571X

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29352/mill0217e.23817

Keywords:

art, plastic expression, teacher training, sustainability

Abstract

Introduction: In the training of teachers, the approach to plastic expression can focus on the knowledge of materials and their transformation and life extension, upcycling and upcycled art, with a view to sustainability education practices in different contexts.

Objective: To understand to what extent the experiences of plastic creation through the creative reuse of materials prepare future teachers to educate for sustainability.

Methods: Research-action, with the following moments and actions: 1. Diagnosis - application of an initial questionnaire; 2. Planning - planning of practical classes and necessary resources; 3. Implementation - conducting experimentation and plastic creation classes; 4. Reflection - application of a final questionnaire. Subsequently, content analysis was performed to treat the collected data.

Results: The categories "Learning in the field of visual arts", "Learning about sustainable development" and "Learning about education practices for sustainability" emerged.

Conclusion: Students showed learning in the field of visual arts; concerning artistic practice as a means of reflection on sustainability, for the materials that are transformed and for the messages conveyed; and related to the transferability of the process experienced for different educational contexts.

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Published

2021-12-29

Issue

Section

Education and Social Development Sciences