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Dancing feathers and dreams of green frigate birds: rethinking arts education in oceania — exploring art, culture and education for sustainable development in the Pacific Islands

Koya, Cresantia F. (2014) Dancing feathers and dreams of green frigate birds: rethinking arts education in oceania — exploring art, culture and education for sustainable development in the Pacific Islands. In: Discussions & Debates in Pacific Education. Common Ground Publishing LLC, Champaign, Illinois, USA, pp. 55-60. ISBN 978-1-61229-534-3

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    Abstract

    This chapter presents an argument for the reclaiming of Art Spaces within formal school curricula and non-formal education, on the basis of cultural expression as a valid and “…distinct way of knowing” (Sahasrabudhe 2005, p. 53), pertinent to the development of critical and creative thinking in the 21st century. In the context of Arts Education in Oceania, Linda Tuhiwai-Smith’s seminal work provides some fundamental reasons for re-thinking. In her attempt to decolonize research, she advocates an Indigenist approach that resonates with the Art Education debate. These include the need for “indigenizing”, “reclaiming”, “remembering” and “story-telling” (Tuhiwai-Smith, 1999).

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
    N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
    Depositing User: Cresantia Koya-Vakauta
    Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2014 15:16
    Last Modified: 20 Sep 2016 16:00
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7862
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