Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2017

Publication Title

Creative Education

Volume

8

Issue

10

Pages

1673-1681

Abstract

The ARtS (Aesthetic, Reflexive thoughts, & Sharing) Initiative is an innovative program for engaging children in reflexive thought about active citizenship in urban communities. This article explicates how children use art to imagine the alternatives in civic education. Using the heart metaphor as active citizenship, the authors illustrate how this organ connects citizens and pumps our desire for a better community through our veins, thus instigating social change. This article demonstrates the power of imagination to inspire students to conceptualize a more just society.

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Author Posting. © The Authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc. 2017. This article is posted here by permission of Scientific Research Publishing for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Creative Education, vol. 8, no. 10, 2017, https://doi.org/10.4236/ce.2017.810113.

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