International Journal of Art & Design Education

Making a Difference? An Evaluation of Professional Knowledge and Pedagogy in Art and ICT

Volume 22.2   2003



The paper presents a research perspective on a Secondary school-based project, Art on the Net, which explored the interaction between practising artists, students and teachers using digital technologies in the visual and performance arts in school settings. The study illustrated the role that art education plays not only in providing an authentic context for the use of digital technologies, but also in offering insights into conceptualising the nature of ICT capability. The analysis for this paper highlights key themes arising for participants engaged in such intervention projects and illustrates the interaction between professional knowledge and pedagogy in Art and ICT.