Art and participation

This workstream aims to study, promote and disseminate results and social impact of the use of ART as a learning tool for and for Social Justice. It promotes citizen participation by planning artistic actions of educational and social interest. It aims to contribute to the decision-making of public educational and social policies that affect the increase of the presence of artistic education in regulated education at all educational levels.

Research

We conduct research on the possibilities of art and artistic education for the promotion of Peace and Democracy, learning about Social Justice, in all its facets. Among others, from 2018 to 2021 we participated in the R&D Project of Excellence “Democracy in Schools as the Foundation of an Education for Social Justice” Ref: EDU2017-82688-P, financed with funds from the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness-Government of Spain. As a result of this research, we write and publish communications in Congresses, articles and book chapters.

Innovation and development

Through collaborative actions and networking with other UNESCO Chairs and Centers, with other artistic research groups and with educational centers of different educational stages, we systematically identify the good practices that are carried out in Artistic Education for Social Justice. We promote actions aimed at improving formal and non-formal artistic education. In collaboration with the Institute DEMOSPAZ , we created the Art and Peace Laboratory formally presented at the I International Congress on Human Rights, Democracy and Culture of Peace and Nonviolence, held at the UAM from May 29 to 31, 2019.

Training

We elaborate didactic materials in analog and digital format of interest for the Artistic education at all educational levels of formal education (Infant, Primary, Secondary and Higher Education), as well as for the non-formal field. We collaborate in the delivery of topics related to Art Education for Social Justice in various Master’s Degree courses in Early Childhood Education and Primary, as well as Masters in the Faculty of Teacher Training and UAM Education such as Education for Social Justice (MUEJS) where we teach the subject “Education, Science and Art for Social Justice”.

Dissemination 

We collaborate in the International Journal of Education for Social Justice RIEJS. Currently preparing the monograph “Art Education for Social Justice” (2020-21). In the context of the MUEJS Master we organize conferences, seminars and courses on Art and Feminism and Education and Art for Social Justice. In addition, to from the video communications published in the XII Education Conference Artistic in code 2.0 (UAM, 2009-2019), we created the E @ Teaching Video Library Artistic for Social Justice, currently under construction. We work in the Project “A / R / T / E / GRAFÍAS” from which we created the ENDE Map of groups of artistic research, presented at the 35th Meeting of the Area (Girona, 9-11 of 2019), in addition to the Map Exhibitions in REDED and Map ARTEspacios.

Saura, A. (2019). Aportaciones de la educación artística al aprendizaje sobre democracia. Un desafío para la formación en Justicia Social. En Rodríguez Moreno, J. (Coord.), Las nuevas fórmulas docentes: contenidos. Barcelona: Pirámide.

Saura, A. (2018). Arte para aprender y enseñar sobre educación y democracia. Un desafío para la formación en Justicia Social. En Tejero Claver, B., Bernad Cavero, O. y Lechuga Jiménez, C. (Coords.). Investigando en contenidos de vanguardia (pp. 489-501). Barcelona: Gedisa.

Saura, A. (2018). Metodologías activas en Educación Artística en Primaria. En Temáticas emergentes en Innovación Universitaria (pp. 255-267). Madrid: Tecnos.

Saura, A. (2015). Arte, educación y justicia social. Opción, 31(6), 791-815.

Saura, A. (2015). Dimensión formativa de la acción artística. Experiencias de construcción de conocimiento nacidas en la nube. Didáctica Multiárea, (7), 31-78.

Saura, A. (2013). E@: red social para la educación artística abierta y a distancia. Estudios sobre el Mensaje Periodístico, 19, 459-468.

Saura, A. (2013). Proyecto Exposiciones enREDadas: El enmascaramiento artístico como estrategia metodológica para el desarrollo de competencias profesionales. Historia y Comunicación Social, 18, 369-383.

Saura, A., & Canales, S.K. (2018). Proyecto ARTEspacios. Educando en Justicia Social. En J. Díaz-Cuesta (Coord)., Proyecciones de la investigación universitaria (pp. 408-423). Madrid: Tecnos.

Saura, A., & Plaza, R. (2013). E@: Uso de internet como espacio artístico habitable. EARI. Educación Artística Revista de Investigación, (4), 289 – 300.

Saura, Á. (2019). Aportaciones del Área artística al aprendizaje sobre democracia en la escuela. Communication presented in Congreso Universitario Internacional sobre la comunicación en la profesión y en la Universidad de hoy: Contenidos, Investigación, Innovación y Docencia. Encuentro Internacional Virtual. 

Saura, Á. (2019).  Making ARTspaces. Communication presented in Congreso Making InSEA. Vancouver, Canadá.

Saura, Á. (2018). Aprender y enseñar democracia con Arte. Un desafío educativo para la Justicia Social. Communication presented in Congreso Universitario Internacional sobre la comunicación en la profesión y en la Universidad de hoy: Contenidos, Investigación, Innovación y Docencia. Encuentro Internacional Virtual. 

Saura, Á. (2018). ARTEspacios UAM. Educación artística para la Justicia Social. [Comunicación]. Communication presented in Congreso RILME. Madrid, España.

Saura, Á. (2018). Proyecto ARTEspacios. Communication presented in Congreso InSEA Cartografías de la Educación Artística y la Multiculturalidad Visual. Santiago de Chile, Chile.