International Journal of Education & the Arts

Volume 15 Number 6

September 2, 2014

Model New Media/Video Programs in Arts Education: Case Study Research

Joanna Black
University of Manitoba, Canada

Citation: Black, J. (2014). Model new media/video programs in arts education: Case study research. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 15(Number 6). Retrieved [date] from
As a result of cheaper, accessible, and user-friendly technologies, there is an increasing volume of videos created by children, yet these works often lack excellence. Strong pedagogical practice is important to nurture excellence in video production, but there is scant literature in this area. In this paper, I examine best practices through a case study of three outstanding, diverse Canadian new media/video art programs at the middle and secondary levels in which students consistently gained recognition. I specifically looked at background information on each school, the structure and pedagogical approaches of the programs, and the strengths of each program. Although I found that the three programs had different focuses, curricula, and teaching styles, the programs shared a project/content driven, student-centered curricula, combined with collaboration, and community outreach. The most significant of my findings was a focus on artistic and creative practices as opposed to technological ones to foster outstanding school video programs.

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