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Re-engaging disenfranchised Australian youth with education through explorations of self-identity, experiences and expression in Art

Published Online: 31 Dec 2018
Volume & Issue: Volume 71 (2019) - Issue 1 (January 2019)
Page range: 171 - 184
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2657-3628
First Published
27 Feb 2019
Publication timeframe
1 time per year
Languages
English
Abstract

This small scale research project undertaken in Australia investigates how an art-based approach can re-engage disenfranchised young people into education. The project was undertaken as part of Postgraduate Certificate in Education programme by the main researcher in Australia, at an educational setting for disenfranchised young people. The collection and analysis of qualitative data demonstrates how art stimulates students’ interest and provides support in self-expression and com­munication. Methodological strategies involved visual art activities that promote self-confidence and self-esteem, which enhance well-being and supportive teach­ing relationships. Using self-reflexivity through visual creativity was found to help participants in developing more positive self-image and enhanced their self-confi­dence as learners.

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