Learning Curve: The arts in school education

@2015 Jamuna Inamdar

Why aesthetic explorations

The September 2012 issue of Learning Curve was dedicated to the topic of the arts in school education. Learning Curve is a publication of the Azim Premji Foundation, an organization working in education in India.

Brimming with a variety of reflective accounts and images of children’s creations, this issue is a delightful glimpse into the world of arts in school education, in the Indian context.

As artists and educators speak about the value of their practice, their professional and personal choices and their journey with the children into their rich, talented and imaginative worlds, it only reaffirms what we already instinctively know and what communicator Mallika Sarabhai expresses as, “(….) You have treated the arts as the cherry on the cake. It needs to be the yeast”.

Titles of some of the articles in the issue:

  • The Arts as core curriculum – Tara Kini
  • Transformative powers of the arts with a focus on theatre and its related arts – Sanjana Kapoor
  • Aesthetics in everyday life – Tarit Bhattacharjee
  • How art develops children’s critical abilities –  Deepshikha Khaitan
  • The oscillating note in the age of the great dumbing down – V. Prasad
  • Film-making as part of education – Ankit Pogula
  • Art Education, the art teacher and the artisan – Neeraja Raghavan
  • Growing with art in Shikshamitra – Sudeshna Sinha

You can access an e-version of the issue here (in English) and here (in Hindi).

To access other issues of Learning Curve, you can visit here.

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