TITLE

Tell Me a Story: The Power of Narrative in the Practice of Teaching Art

AUTHOR(S)
Zander, Mary Jane
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Studies in Art Education;Winter2007, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p189
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Narrative is a form of discourse that ‘encode[s] and encrypt[s] the norms, values, and ideologies of the social order’ (Friedman, 1998, p. 8). These values may be represented in many ways, including culturally learned codes, myths, and stories which reveal popular attitudes about gender, race, ethnicity, or education. As a mirror of culture, narrative appears in visual images and reflects the attitudes of society as well as the personal opinions and interests of artists and of those who use images to teach. Within the literature of art education there are many references to narrative that focus on how the stories of both teachers and students affect teaching and the making of art (Kellman, 1995, 1998; Smith-Shank, 1993; Stokrocki, 1994; Zimmerman & Stankiewicz, 1982, 1985). However, very few discuss the role of narrative in the practice of teaching. This article focuses on narrative as discourse and suggests how it might be used by teachers to encourage students to think more critically and to understand the role of art in their own lives and culture.
ACCESSION #
24050987

 

Related Articles

  • Narrative research: an introduction. de Oliveira e Paiva, Vera Lúcia Menezes // Revista Brasileira de Lingüística Aplicada;2008, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p267 

    The article looks at arguments concerning narrative through a study of teachers' response to narrative writing tasks in coursework. It mentions that the study's focus is on the perceptions of teachers' enjoyment, anxieties, and narrative in relation to narrative writing. Moreover, the article...

  • Historicizing Unreliable Narration: Unreliability and Cultural Discourse in Narrative Fiction. Zerweck, Bruno // Style;Spring2001, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p151 

    Focuses on a study which argued the cultural-narratological theory of unreliable narration in literary studies. Discussion of the cognitive turn in the theory of unreliable narration; Minimal conditions and the cultural-historical dependencies of unreliable narration.

  • Recent Studies in Narratology. Mosher Jr., Harold F. // Papers on Language & Literature;Winter81, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p88 

    Focuses on the proliferation of general structuralist theories of narrative from the 1970s to the 1980s. Concept of narratology; Primary division into first-person and third-person narration; Distinction between narration and quoted monologue.

  • 'The profound poverty of knowledge.'. Duncan, Isla // Canadian Literature;Summer2001, Issue 169, p85 

    Comments on the book `The Two Headed Calf,' a collection of narratives written by Sandra Birdsell. Structure of the narratives; Theme of the novel; Choice of words used in the novel.

  • La Colección Pineda: acopiar gacetas, conservar el pasado y divulgar sus glorias. CARDONA ZULUAGA, ALBA PATRICIA // Historia Caribe;ene-jun2013, Vol. 8 Issue 22, p105 

    This paper analyzes a material dimension of Modern History, i. e. collections and their importance in conservation and divulgation of the pieces upon which the narration of the national past should rest. The “Colección Pineda” allows us to inquire into issues related to the...

  • Resistance written and imaged: The distancing visual narrative of Ornela Vorpsi. Alù, Giorgia // Journal of Romance Studies;Spring2014, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p1 

    This article explores the visual narrative of the Albanian Italophone writer Ornela Vorpsi. By drawing evidence from her short novels, Il paese dove non si muore mai and La mano che non mordi, and from her collection of short stories entitled Vetri rosa, this article intends to cast light on how...

  • Discourse management. Azar, Zeynep; Özyürek, Aslı // Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics;2015, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p222 

    Speakers achieve coherence in discourse by alternating between differential lexical forms e.g. noun phrase, pronoun, and null form in accordance with the accessibility of the entities they refer to, i.e. whether they introduce an entity into discourse for the first time or continue referring to...

  • Fuzzy Memories: Why Narrators forget they translate for Animals. Hague, Daryl R. // Translation & Literature;Autumn2007, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p178 

    The author focuses on the role of the narrator as translator in a work of literature. According to the author, narrators in some texts provide translations of animal language without acknowledging their status as translations, which can lead to "amnesia" on the part of the narrator, who has...

  • DERIVATION.  // Columbia Dictionary of Modern Literary & Cultural Criticism;1995, p77 

    A definition of the term "derivation" is presented. Under the theory of textual production of Michael Riffaterre, texts are derivations from givens or hypograms. Thus, a word or phrase my be used to generate the whole texts. Any number of narratives may be produced through changing the variable...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics