'The falcon cannot hear the falconer ...'. The Pedagogical Turn and the Negative Space of Irish Art Education

Granville, Gary (2011) 'The falcon cannot hear the falconer ...'. The Pedagogical Turn and the Negative Space of Irish Art Education. International Journal of Art & Design Education, 30 (3). pp. 349-362. ISSN 14768062


Current education policy discourse in Ireland, as elsewhere, is replete with reference to innovation, creativity and enterprise. Meanwhile, the 'pedagogical turn' is a dominant motif in current discourse in art practice, curating and critique, in Ireland and internationally. This article firstly considers some of the implications of the 'turn' as a concept in art and education. In that context, it goes on to address changing patterns of curriculum design, development and reform in Ireland. Next, it describes the evolution of Irish education policy over the past decade in the context of global experiences. The particular experience of art education in Ireland is then considered in the light of the curriculum culture and the wider policy discourses already identified. Finally, some implications of the Irish experience are addressed, in terms of art practice at the edges of art education, and art education at the edges of education practice. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of International Journal of Art & Design Education is the property of Wiley-Blackwell and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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