A question of values: why we need art and design in higher education

Budge, K 2012, 'A question of values: why we need art and design in higher education', Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 5-16.


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Title A question of values: why we need art and design in higher education
Author(s) Budge, K
Year 2012
Journal name Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education
Volume number 11
Issue number 1
Start page 5
End page 16
Total pages 12
Publisher Intellect Ltd
Abstract Contemporary higher-education institutions are currently confronted with a range of vexing issues related to the market, funding and quality. These issues are having a profound impact on art and design disciplines in universities in relation to funding cuts and pressures to develop new approaches to teaching. At the heart of the current focus on creative disciplines such as art and design is a critically important debate about values. By addressing a series of key questions, this article argues that there is value in art and design disciplines in higher education. Value theory is used to provide a framework to show how value is attributed and influenced by external forces and based on beliefs, attitudes and judgements. Such a framework creates a way of understanding value in higher education and how art and design disciplines are situated within it. Through the lens of values and value theory, this article further supports the case for art and design in higher education
Subject Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Keyword(s) Art
creative disciplines
Design
Education
Higher education
Values
DOI - identifier 10.1386/adch.11.1.5_1
Copyright notice © 2012 Intellect Ltd Article. English language
ISSN 1474-273X
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