Art in my world: Exploring the visual art experiences in the everyday lives of young children and their impact on cultural capital

Anna Robb (Lead / Corresponding author), Divya Jindal-Snape, Susan Levy

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Abstract

This paper presents data from a unique longitudinal study exploring the visual art experiences of nine children in two Scottish primary schools. Using a theoretical lens of cultural capital, the study is focused on spaces where children experience visual art and the value of these experiences, using arts-informed, visual methods. While each child presented a particular insight, the findings question the value of current school visual art experience over other spaces. The findings also demonstrate the capacity of children to resist the control of cultural capital by adults, engaging with visual art on their own terms.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages20
JournalChildren & Society
Early online date31 May 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 31 May 2020

Keywords

  • art education
  • children’s voice
  • cultural capital
  • visual methods
  • longitudinal case study
  • children's voice

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