Arts in school education



In my readings about the role of the arts in education, I have come across perspectives that emphasize the role of the arts either to understand other subjects, or ones that elaborate on how the arts can and do provide for what other subjects do not! The latter perspective is often […]

Learning with the Arts


The following post on teaching / learning Madhubani painting is written especially  for educators, facilitators, teachers who are keen on introducing their students to this art form.  I hope the information, reflections herein can help in the teaching / learning not only of Madhubani painting but of other Indian folk arts as well, primarily […]

On teaching / learning folk arts – Madhubani Paintings




(C) Jamuna Inamdar
In this post, I share an excerpt from an interview* with artist Ravi Kumar Kashi in which he speaks on art and art education.  In  the excerpt I share, Kashi talks to educator Lakshmi Karunakaran about his childhood, his introduction to art and early influences that shaped his artistic leanings.  While listening to Kashi recount his […]

Art and early childhood


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Looking back on this past semester, I feel glad that almost all students in our liberal studies undergraduate programme, whether pursuing a Physics or Economics major, expressed excitement at having enrolled in Creative Expressions, a curricular component that engages students in arts and aesthetic explorations along with physical practice.  Having entered the programme with […]

Art, Politics, Perception by Kaustuv Roy



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 […]

Learning Curve: The arts in school education