Human Rights, Information, and Communication Technology (ICT): A Case Study of Art Education Teacher Candidates

By Joanna M. Black and Orest Cap.

Published by The International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies

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Case study research on human rights education will be presented within the context of a pre-service course entitled, “digiART and Human Rights: A New Media, Arts Integrated Project”. The research was conducted during the fall-winter 2011/2012. The authors drew upon work during a previous 2011 Faculty of Education Summer Graduate Institute and incorporated these concepts into developing meaningful curricula using contemporary technologies. Following Tibbitts (2002) Human Rights Education Paradigm of the (1) values/awareness model (2) accountability model and (3) transformational model investigators found that models 1 & 3 served to enlighten teacher candidates approaches to teaching human rights issues in which they incorporated ICT. New media processes during the preproduction to postproduction are described.

Keywords: Human Rights, Human Rights Education, Visual Arts Education, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), New Media, Teacher Education

The International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies, Volume 11, Issue 2, April 2014, pp.31-46. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: April 04, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.153MB)).

Dr. Joanna M. Black

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Dr. Joanna Black is currently an associate professor of Art Education and Educational Technology in the Faculty of Education and is cross-appointed as an associate professor in the School of Art at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba. She teaches visual arts and new media education including video art. Her research interests and published works are on the subjects of the virtual visual arts classroom, human rights education, new media in education, contemporary art, and digital visual arts pedagogy. Recently Dr. Black was featured as research educator of the week by the Centre for Human Rights Research at the University of Manitoba. Previous to working at the University of Manitoba, she has worked as an art director, curator, museum art educator, art consultant, and K-12 teacher for close to twenty years in public and alternative school settings.

Dr. Orest Cap

Professor, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba, Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada

Dr. Orest Cap is a professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba and Director of the Imperial Oil Academy for the Learning of Mathematics, Science and Technology. Dr. Cap is an acknowledged leader, distinguished educator and respected researcher in vocational-technical and international education. His research focus has been on human rights education, teacher education and emerging technologies. For over forty years, he has and continues to demonstrate his capacity for intensive involvement in teaching, scholarly research and service to the community and profession. His vitae lists an extensive list of funded research grants and development projects, national and international scholarly presentations and over one hundred and thirty publications. In May of 2011 he was appointed to a professorship (Faculty of Philosophy) by the Academic Senate of the Ukrainische Freie Universitat (UFU) a leading private graduate university located in Munich, Germany. Recently (Feb. 13, 2013) on behalf of the Governor General of Canada he was presented The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.