Thinking Art: Making Art in Development and Human Rights Education

This resource explores the use of art in human rights and development education within a number of different settings. It explores the educational benefits of art and provides case studies of various art based methodologies that can be used in development education.


  • Four case studies
  • Introduction
  • Seeing comes before words: human rights, human development and education
  • Art and its significance
  • Learning through art
  • Teaching history not hate
  • Why murals?
  • ‘feeling it on the skin’: making and exploring identity boxes
  • Art is an important tool for development
  • Mapping personal human rights stories
  • Graphics, cartoons and seeing numbers
  • Teaching what I do and how to do it
  • Red, yellow and blue
  • Silence is consent

Product Details

Author: John Johnston, Stary Mwabe and Colm Regan

Publisher: 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World and The Glencree Centre for Reconciliation

Year: 2009

ISBN: 9780-0-9554263-5-3

Pages: 42

Country of Origin: Ireland

Available Formats: Paperback


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