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Title: Relate North: Collaborative Art, Design and Education
Editors: Timo Jokela & Glen Coutts
Layout and design: Anna-Mari Nakurinen
InSEA Publications 2019
ISBN 978-989-54683-2-4 (Printed work)

ISBN 978-989-54683-0-0 (pdf) 

DOI: 10.24981/2019-2

The Relate North series is dedicated to the exploration and sharing of contemporary practices in arts-based research and academic knowledge exchange in the fields of art, design and education. Each book in the series consists of peer-reviewed chapters and visual essays. The mission of this particular book is to examine the potential of collaborative practices in art, design and education. This book brings together the work of leading researchers, scholars artists and designers.

Contributors focus on the general topic of collaborative art, design and education, from the perspective of those living, researching and practising art and art education in Northern and Arctic countries. The editors believe that northern, Arctic and Circumpolar countries are under-represented in the academic, design and art education literature, despite the wealth of innovative research and practice taking place in those areas. The Relate North series and this book in particular, offers a channel for those engaged in collaborative art, design and education to raise awareness and share experience and findings amongst those committed to these disciplines in northern countries, the Arctic and beyond.

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Title: Learning Through Art: Lessons for the 21st century?
Editors: Glen Coutts & Teresa Torres de Eça
Layout and design: Ângela Saldanha
InSEA Publications 2019
ISBN : 978-989-20-7673-7   DOI: 10.24981/978-LTA2018

During 2015, the InSEA Publications Working Group, established InSEA Publications to complement the range of publishing opportunities for our members and others wanting to publish with us. The idea of a publication that celebrates our core mission of ‘education through art’, we thought, was a timely one as Read’s seminal book, Education through Art was published in 1943 and the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) was established in 1954. Given that passage of time and the seismic socio-political, ecological and economic changes that have taken place in the latter half of the 20th century we thought the time was right to invite our members and the wider art education community to reflect on the evolving nature of art education around the world. It seemed to us that there was an opportunity to take stock; to share research and praxis. Our view is that InSEA is a member led organisation, so we hoped that members would welcome a call that sought to critically examine what ‘learning though art’ might mean in practice. We believe this book continues and develops the tradition of InSEA supporting existing and new members in their efforts to celebrate research and good practice in art education (Preface, p.9).

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Engaged Art Education

InSEA Publications  2019
Editors: Ângela Saldanha; Maja Maksimovic:Teresa Torres de Eça: Maria Letsiou: Hester Elzerman
Language Revision: Susan Coles
Graphics: Ângela Saldanha

DOI: 10.24981.TESS.2019
ISBN: 978-989-54262-4-9

This E-publication is an outcome of the InSEA seminar hold during  16 /18 July 2018 at the School of Early Childhood Education in Thessaloniki,  of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Title: Pedagogical Globalization: Traditions, Contemporary Art, and Popular Culture of Korea (published in 2017)

Editors: Ryan Shin, Maria Lim, Michelle Bae-Dimitriadis, & Oksun Lee

This book offers art educators aesthetic, philosophical, and socio-cultural foundations of Korean art and visual culture in a global context, highlighting both Korea’s artistic traditions and contemporary art and visual culture. Until now most researchers and K-12 teachers have had limited access to Korean art and visual culture due to the lack of resources published for the Western audience and other sides of the world. Through this book, the readers will engage in Korean art forms, culture, and traditions, exploring pedagogical approaches and research topics emerging in Korea and also taking them to a global stage for intercultural research and teaching. With the purpose of exploring diverse Korean artistic traditions and their pedagogical applications for the audience around the world, the authors address both theoretical understanding and practical applications of teaching Korean art in art education.

InSEA Publications, 2017

ISBN : 978-989-20-5388-2

D.O.I: 10.24981/978-989-20-5388-2


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Re-Estetizando- Algunas Propuestas para alcanzar la independencia en la educación del arte .

Editors: Moreno Montoro, M.I;  Yanes Córdoba, V.R.. ; Tirado de la Chica. A. 

InSEA Publications, 2015


This E-book is the first open source publication of InSEA . Thanks to the editors Isabel Moreno Montoro; Victor Cordoba and Ana Tirado de la Chica who generously shared their work with the other InSEA members. The book is a challenging collection of essays from authors from Spain; England; Greece , Caribbean and Latin American countries. The main topic is art and education for social transformation and the different authors approach the theme bringing up suggestions for actions in the society.The book is built upon the idea that we need to insist and resist to the problematic issues of art education, specially now when the great majority of the western governments are reducing the role of arts education in the curriculum of public schools. According to the authors insisting in advocating for the need for arts education is not enough, there is a need to go forward and present activist situations , real actions of art in education to reach socio-political spaces ; non formal sites where the arts can play a reconstruction role for social well being and to promote critical awareness for active citizenship. The different chapters of the book bring up possible roads , mapping radical possibilities within institutional spaces.

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InSEA Congress Proceedings

These are normally open-access, electronic documents such as pdfs. Typically, they are edited by members of the Organising or Scientific Committee that arranged the Congress, Symposium or related event.

Proceedings of the 2018 European Regional InSEA Congress: Scientific and Social Interventions in Art Education
June 18.-21. 2018 at Aalto University in Finland. 

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The event is endorsed by CUMULUS Association


Proceedings From the Regional InSEA Congress 2015- Lisbon, Portugal ( Download Proceedings)

Proceedings From the Regional InSEA Congress 2013- Canterbury, UK ( Download Proceedings)

Proceedings From the Endorsed SAEK Congress, South Korea 2015 ( Download Proceedings)
Proceedings From the Regional InSEA Congress 2012 -  Limassol, Cyprus ( Download Proceedings)

Proceedings of the 35th World Congress of the Int’l Society for Education Through Art _ InSEA;

|   Spirit ∞ Art ∞ Digital   |EXCO , Daegu, S. Korea, August 7  – 11 , 2017

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Replies from the InSEA 2016 Questionnaire about teaching visual arts

Questions designed by Dr. Fiona BlaikieReplies from InSEA members in Brazil; Mexico; Finland; Oman: Taiwan; Canada; Scotland; Australia; Cabo Verde; Spain; Portugal; Namibia; Turkey; Japan; China; Oman; USA; Iceland; Uruguay; Greece; Latvia; India; Germany; Nigeria; Denmark; France; Chile; Slovenia; Colombia ; Saudi Arabia; Hungary; Latvia; Slovenia, Belgium, Germany, South Korea  and Egypt.



 InSEA visual questionnaire, 2016


This visual questionnaire was conducted during 2015 by InSEA networking group . Thanks to : Estrella Luna; Tomaz Zupancic; Jo Chen; Kazuzi Mogi; Asta Jonsdottir; Steve Willis and  Liing .


InSEA Joint Publications


"The Drawing Path for Children" written by Bob Steele is available as an E-Book 

The Drawing Path for Children demonstrates the importance of drawing as a spontaneous language for children. It contains a balance of theory and practice for ‘teaching’ drawing to children and young people from preschool to high school. Included are practical suggestions for conducting a daily draw at home and school, and for integrating drawing into the school curriculum in areas such as science, social studies, language arts and art.This book merges 80 examples of children’s drawing with anecdotes and strategies from teachers and parents all framed by the insights of master educator and artist, Bob Steele. Focused on the significant early learning reflected in children’s authentic drawing practices, Steele guides parents and teachers in recognizing and nurturing authentic drawing as a vehicle for empathy, creative self-expression, and cognitive growth.Those who purchase the book should know that proceeds are being generously given to InSEA and CSEA by Bob Steele, a long time advocate for children and art and an honorary lifetime member of InSEA. All of us are deeply grateful to Bob for his generosity. This is one way to advocate for drawing in education while at the same time raising funds for art education organizations who are committed to advocating for arts education. Please share this information with all of your art education, early childhood and drawing oriented friends!

The book is on Amazon  And on Apple ibookOpen iTunes – select iTunes store – in ‘search store’ - type ‘The Drawing Path for Children’ - hit return.