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New Creativity Paradigms

Arts Learning in the Digital Age


Kylie Peppler

Commissioned by the Wallace Foundation, this book explores research indicating that youth are learning new ways to engage in the arts on their own time and according to their own interests. Digital technologies, such as production tools and social media, allow youth to create and share their art. Kylie Peppler urges educators and policy makers to take advantage of «arts learning opportunities» and imagine a school setting where young people are driven by their own interests, using tablets, computers, and other devices to produce visual arts, music composition, dance, and design. This book gives educators an understanding of what is happening with current digital technologies and the opportunities that exist to connect to youth practice, and raises questions about why we don’t use these opportunities more frequently.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Peppler, Kylie A.New creativity paradigms: arts learning in the digital age / Kylie Peppler.pages cm. — (New literacies and digital epistemologies; vol. 70)Includes bibliographical references.1. Art—Study and teaching (Elementary) 2. Art—Study and teaching (Secondary)3. Digital art—Study and teaching (Elementary) 4. Digital art—Study and teaching(Secondary) 5. Creative ability in children. I. Title.N350.P395 372.5—dc23 2013038190ISBN 978-1-4331-2514-0 (hardcover)ISBN 978-1-4331-2513-3 (paperback)ISBN 978-1-4539-1236-2 (e-book)ISSN 1523-9543

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