This is Special Interest Group explores the relationship between disability and art education.
Art education is acknowledged widely for its inclusive nature. Many of us experience the distinctive environment that the art room can provide. However, approaches to learning, teaching and assessment can reveal ableist assumptions that create barriers for disabled children and young people and devalue the creative capacities of the subject.
The Special Interest Group for Advancing Anti-ableist Pedagogy (AaP) will explore the relationship between disability and art education at curricular level in order to advance anti-ableist pedagogy.
Future meeting dates for 2022-23 to be confirmed.
In September 2022, the Group published an AD magazine AaP themed issue – It's for educators in every phase and will be helpful for anyone wishing to find out more about anti-abliesm in art, craft and design education. Find out more here.