There’s an Elephant Book Series

Theories for Visual Arts Practice

There is a void in visual arts theoretical frameworks. Without robust teacher engagement, children flounder and give up. This book presents four robust frameworks that are compatible with contemporary socio-cultural, historical theory.

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Visual Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy

When arts processes and playful encounters with materials are positioned as a place for learning, children embrace the visual arts as a rich meaning making tool. This book demonstrates the rich creative opportunities the visual arts offer.

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Working with Artists and Museums

This book celebrates the richness and joy that interactions with artists, art processes and art museums can add to our life experiences.

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Art for Cultural Connection

Through exploring the intersection between art and culture the authors in this book demonstrate pathways to, connection, belonging and empowered identity for children, families and educators.

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Research in the Visual Arts

Research at the intersection of visual arts and early childhood is beginning to turn a corner, with new and innovative methods. Researchers are interested in the lived experiences of children doing art and their artistic repertoires.

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