The Importance of Art-Based Curriculum in Peace Education

Mahin Barkhordari, Hasanali Bakhtyar Nasrabadi, Mohammad Hossein Heidari, Mohammad Reza Neyestani
2016 Review of European Studies  
<p>The present study aimed to draw attentions toward the importance of art-based curriculum in peace education. Arts education can nurture humanitarian and peaceable children. However, arts education and its effect on developing ethical skills, compassion, sympathy and peace have been neglected in many societies. In this research, by analytical-descriptive method, the interaction between arts education and peace education has been explained. The main finding of this research is that Arts
more » ... on through various methods including visual arts, performing arts, cinema, and music provides different methods for revolutionizing the mind. Therefore, the role of content mediation of art for understandability of the truth about peace could not be neglected. Art as content becomes the mediator for understanding and nurturing peace.</p>
doi:10.5539/res.v8n4p220 fatcat:p6ruwmtsprhstfmzkxwxsk3cie