WORKING TITLE: Learning through art: Lessons for the 21st Century? EDITORS: Teresa Eca and Glen Coutts As part of a series of innovative InSEA publications, we want to revisit the concept of education through art with the aim of promoting discussion, through 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 publication will provide 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 publication will present the multifaceted scenario of visual arts education and education through art in the early stages of the 21st century and the possible contribution of that area for Peace Education in our times. 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 from InSEA members  of a synopsis of the proposed contribution (no more than 500 words, or 100 words for a visual essay) Please see author guidelines below. Emphasis is placed on contributions that critically reflect on:

  • The extent to which Read’s ideas are relevant to education in the 21st century
  • How education through art is changing, or has changed, since Read published Education through Art in 1943
  • 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 across the world
  • Context-sensitive research methods and contemporary arts, crafts & design practices
  • The relationship between education, design, craft and contemporary visual arts.

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
  • Focus on future directions for education through art

Editors: Teresa Eça & Glen Coutts, InSEA Submissions: Synopsis should be emailed to:      and:  PRODUCTION TIMELINE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF SYNOPSIS: 20 February 2017 OUTLINE PRODUCTION SCHEDULE Deadline for synopsis: 20 Feb 2017   Authors notified of decisions: 20 Mar The editors will review the synopses and invite chapters to the next stage (peer review). Deadline for sending complete texts 22 May Double blind peer review period 5 June – 5 Aug   Final decisions to authors 5 Aug   Revision period 5 Aug – 1 Sep Publication May 2018  Review policy Double blind review Guidelines for authors (for chapters). Authors should bear in mind the overall themes of the editorial project 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 be adhere to APA conventions. Please keep reference to a practical minimum (one – two pages). Do not 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. If you have any questions, please contact the editors