Category Archives: IJRESD: Volume 3, Issue 4

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RETHINKING VISUAL ARTS EDUCATION TO ACHIEVING SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEMOCRATIC REFORMS IN NIGERIA

RETHINKING VISUAL ARTS EDUCATION TO ACHIEVING SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEMOCRATIC REFORMS IN NIGERIA

By

BABALOLA Samson Adekunle
Department of Fine and Applied Arts,
School of Vocational and Technical Education,
Oyo State College of Education, Lanlate, Oyo State
08038447236& 08150747300
samsonbabalola07@gmail.com & samson.babalola@yahoo.com

Abstract

Education remains the effective tool for the development of any nation.  When it is properly adopted, it will meet the need of the society. The paper discusses rethinking Visual arts education to achieving socio-economic development and democratic reforms in Nigeria. The present curriculum in Visual arts education is examined with the challenges being faced presently in the country on socio-economic development and democratic reforms in Nigeria.  Several factors led to the prevailing situations in Nigeria. Among them are unemployment, underemployment, insecurity challenges, economic hardship, poverty, sundry crimes and lots more. Visual arts education as a vocational course of study in the College of Education is embedded with skills. Each of the skills is enterprising. The paper identifies various aspects of Visual arts education that one can engage in and be enterprising. The methods of instructions in Visual arts education were also discussed. The paper recommends the new and modern method of instruction in Visual arts education. Emphasis should be placed on eighty percent of the use of technology to execute artworks while in training. There should be frequent training, workshops, conferences, art exhibition and excursion fully sponsored by the government for Visual arts teachers at all levels of education.

Key words: Development, Enterprising, Method of Instruction, Visual Arts Education

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