Interactive Role of Art and Technology in Virtual Museums: An Approach to Teach Visual Arts in the Framework of the 21st Century Skills Virtual Museums and Visual Art Education in Egypt

By Dina Adel Hassan.

Published by The International Journal of Arts Education

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Learning and innovation skills increasingly are being recognized as the skills that separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in the 21st century, and those who are not. A focus on creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration is essential to prepare students for the future. 21st century curriculum and instruction enable innovative learning methods that integrate the use of supportive technologies, inquiry-and problem-based approaches and higher order thinking skills.
Virtual museums require students to use research skills. It motivates student learning through high-interest activities, makes them engaged in higher-level thinking, enables teachers to infuse 21st Century skills into traditional learning, allows for differentiated instruction/learning and offers a form of interactive learning. This paper provides suggestions for adapting visual arts curricula of middle school with the advantages of using virtual museums in order to meet the unique needs of the learner in the 21st century.

Keywords: Virtual Museums, Visual Arts, 21st Century Skills

The International Journal of Arts Education, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.37-46. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.880MB).

Dr. Dina Adel Hassan

Lecturer, Art Education, Faculty of Specific Education, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

Dina Adel Hassan teaches in the PhD Curriculum and Teaching Methods of Art Education, Faculty of Specific Education, Cairo University; is Lecturer in the Department of Art Education, Faculty of Specific Education, Alexandria University; and Director of Quality Assurance Unit, Faculty Specific of Education, and executive director of the project to establish an internal system of quality faculty. Also Trainer and consultant to workshops reference standards of the National Academy of Education Development Program. The field of scientific research: creativity, museum education, the performance of a teacher of art education, sustainable development, the role of art education in community service, art and technology in the 21st century.