Drawing and terminology – A critical look at textbooks in drawing used in specialised teacher education

  • Clara Christina Myhr Stavnås
  • Liv Merete Nielsen
Keywords: drawing, textbooks, terminology, expressions, contour, line

Abstract

The article is based on an analysis of the textbooks that were used in the foundation program in specialised teacher education in Oslo academic year 2014/2015 and how contour and line are described and related to expression in books (Stavnås, 2015). Most of these books are translated textbooks released for the first time from 1983 to 1988. Only one of the books, Billedrom by Per Rauset (1989), is written by a Norwegian author. Teachers at specialised teacher education in Oslo, Notodden and Volda state that they use their own unpublished compendiums when they teach. Towards the end of the article, what might underlie the lack of Norwegian-based educational resources for drawing published for the university level, is discussed. Studies of books on students' reading lists are an indicator of the program's profile and to what extent the program is research-based.

Author Biographies

Clara Christina Myhr Stavnås
Lektor
Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus, Fakultet for teknologi, kunst og design, Institutt for estetiske fag
Liv Merete Nielsen

Professor

Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus, Fakultet for teknologi, kunst og design, Institutt for estetiske fag

Published
2015-12-31
How to Cite
Stavnås, C. C., & Nielsen, L. M. (2015). Drawing and terminology – A critical look at textbooks in drawing used in specialised teacher education. FormAkademisk - Research Journal of Design and Design Education, 8(3). https://doi.org/10.7577/formakademisk.1561
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