Reimagining civics education: what role can the arts play?
Exploring the link between arts education and civic engagement.
According to many studies, global measures of civic engagement among school-aged students are declining. This ISV research report looks at how civic engagement is taught in schools and how we can enhance participation in civic learning.
The report includes a survey of Victorian Independent schools undertaken by ISV in partnership with Project Zero at the Harvard School of Education.
Our findings highlight an opportunity to re-examine how civic learning occurs in schools, to help develop young people who can engage thoughtfully and creatively with issues of public importance.