Over the past four years, Creative Arts undergraduate students have had the opportunity to participate in an international Art Study Tour. During the tour, students study Photography and European History and Culture at a University in Germany, attend major international art biennales and view exhibitions in cities in Europe and/or United States. Following the tour, students undertake a Creative Arts subject that includes for assessment a review of an exhibition seen while on tour, and the production of an original, creative work that reflects experiences of being abroad. Literature regarding undergraduate international study tours suggests that participation in these tours results in benefits that extend beyond formal curriculum to provide a path to self-improvement and a greater awareness of cross-cultural and global citizenship (Behnke, Seo & Miller, 2014). However, there is scant literature pertaining to International Art Study Tours. This study hopes to address this gap, through its investigation of the impact of participation in an international Art Study Tour on student learning, both within and beyond the formal Creative Arts curriculum.
|Keywords:||International Art Study Tours, Creative Arts Curriculum|
Senior Lecturer, College of Arts, Education and Society, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Associate Professor, Education, College of Arts, Society and Education, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia