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Environmental education through art

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The work presented in this article aims to examine different approaches to experiencing the relationship between art and nature as a model of sustainability. The objectives include the enhancement of sensibility – senses, emotions, feelings, affections – as a way to directly experience the well-being promoted by joining art and nature, including harmony, beauty and diversity. The importance of the natural cycles is revealed by focusing on the light and colour during the day. Scientific knowledge is associated with the hands-on approach to achieving a superior consciousness. Different methodologies relating education through art psychopedagogy, the creative workshop and the experience and knowledge of the natural environment are created. The ultimate goal is to generate new ideas and creative procedures for joining individual well-being with global sustainability. The experiences developed in a natural reserve were applied in rethinking the city as a common space where human beings and local nature are joined to build a superior way of living.

Keywords: art; creative workshop; creativity; education; sustainability; well being

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Publication date: 2012-02-28

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  • The International Journal of Education through Art is an English language journal that promotes relationships between art and education. The term 'art education' should be taken to include art, craft and design education. Each issue, published three times a year within a single volume, consists of peer-reviewed articles mainly in the form of research reports and critical essays, but may also include exhibition reviews and image-text features.

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