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WORKING TITLE: Learning through art: International Perspectives

EDITORS: Glen Coutts and Teresa Torres de Eça.


As part of a series of innovative InSEA publications, the first of which will be published at the INSEA European Congress in Helsinki, June 2018 we invite proposals for the next volume – to be published by InSEA Publications at a regional congress in 2020. The publication will be available as a download (pdf) to InSEA members through the InSEA website 'Member's Bookshelf' section

The Learning through art series revisits the concept of education through art with the aim of promoting discussion, through art, education and practice-based research, the emergent need for new paradigms of education. Our aim is to investigate ways in which the visual arts might help to build new educational models for a sustainable future. Essentially, the series provides selected key texts and visual essays in the form of an open-source E-book with the help of members of the International Society for Education through art (InSEA). The publications present the multifaceted scenario of visual arts education and education through art in the early stages of the 21st century.

NOTE: The terms ‘arts’, ‘crafts’ and ‘design’ should be interpreted broadly to include, for example, crafts, indigenous making, media and product or service design.

The editors invite submissions of a synopsis of the proposed contribution (no more than 500 words, or 100 words for a visual essay)

Emphasis is placed on contributions that critically reflect on:

  • The role of teaching and learning visual arts in either formal or informal contexts
  • Current educational praxis in the fields of arts, design, visual culture and craft education in your country
  • Context-sensitive research methods and contemporary arts, crafts & design practices
  • The relationship between education, design, craft and contemporary visual arts.
  • Comparative studies of art education across countries or regions

Contributions are particularly welcome that:

  • Focus on pedagogical issues in the field of arts, craft, design and visual culture
  • Advocate the value of education through art for a sustainable future
  • Focus on the contributions of visual art educational practices arts, for peace and sustainable education
  • Reflect on future directions for education through art


Editors: Teresa Eça & Glen Coutts, InSEA



Review policy: Double blind review



and: insea[at]insea.org



Authors should bear in mind the overall theme Learning through Art when writing.

Chapters should be 5000 (+/- 10%) words. If authors are considering submitting a visual essay, please consult the editors with a proposal or synopsis.

Use the APA author-date system of bibliographical referencing. References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper and must adhere to APA conventions. Please keep references to a practical minimum (one – two pages).

Please do not include an abstract, use footnotes or end notes.

A short (maximum 80 words) author biographical note is also required. This should not be contained in the article, but can be sent in the same file.

Send text documents in Microsoft Word (.doc) format with low-resolution images embedded to show preferred position (if the article is accepted high resolution images will be required). Authors are responsible for copyright clearance of images.

Articles may include between 6 - 10 illustrations (images, tables, drawings etc.). Please prioritize all the illustrations with numbers. This will give us flexibility in working with the layout. The final images may be in TIFF, PNG or JPG format (300 dpi, 145mm/1740 pixel width). Title all the files with your full name.


Please try to ensure that your images and text work together in the visual essay.  Images should not simply illustrate the text or exhibit the authors or students' artistic productions as in a gallery but should constitute an essential component in the articulation of meaning.  

Please note your essay should be: 

  • No more than 10 pages 
  • No more than 1500 words 

You should provide a pdf with your preferred layout, together with a word document containing text only, separate high-resolution image files with a word file of image captions. 

Submissions: Please fill the form below.

Only InSEA members can apply to this call. If you are not yet a member of InSEA , you can  register here
Login  in the InSEA webpage before submitting the form. If you have any questions, please contact the series editors