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International Journal of Art & Design Education

Contemporary Art Practice and the Role of Interpretation: reflections from Tate Modern’s Summer Institute for Teachers

Volume 25.1   2006

CHARMAN, HELEN and ROSS, MICHAELA

 

Recent research indicates that the taught curriculum in art and design secondary school education pays scant attention to meaning-making in visual art. This paper explores possibilities for teaching interpretation through a report on an action-research project based on Tate Modern’s Summer Institute for Teachers. In doing so it argues for the value and necessity of interpretation as a taught skill.