Abstract – Critical Pedagogy and Pedagogy not toxic are two lines of thought, from which we outline our work in arts education. In this Congress I want to share my experience as a trainer art education and arts education teacher and how can we change a curriculum of art education and developing a critical and constructive thinking. Through the discussion and comparison between ancient and contemporary art, and through various workshops evolving paint and sculpture artists, that I have organized for my students, I intend to demonstrate that we can make new approaches to an overly theoretical curriculum on the direction of a education for peace. Young people bring many challenges and sensitive issues with them when they enter community arts programs. Often these challenges exist as disputes young people face with each other. With the help of artists, youth have the opportunity to address many of these issues in imaginative ways. Arts-based education programs are in an excellent position to provide young people with skills that enable them to address conflicts while also encouraging them to express themselves creatively, work with positive role models, and discuss their experiences through the arts. Conflict resolution helps create a safe environment in which to learn, and provides youth and arts teachers with life skills that can be used in all facets of their lives.
“Arts Education: Artistic project that encourages young people to think critically”, apresentado por Genoveva Oliveira no “Sixth Annual Education and Development Conference”, Março 2011