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Title: Safety and sustainability research for university schools of fine arts
Author: Figueras Ferrer, Eva
Valle, Joan
Redondo i Arolas, Mar
Marcos Guardiola, Mª Carmen
López Vidal, Pere
Keywords: Art
Investigació educativa
Desenvolupament sostenible
Educational research
Sustainable development
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: Designing new teaching programs for both undergraduate and graduate university studies involves integrating concepts and methodologies regarding quality, work safety and hazard prevention, and environmental protection. One of the challenges facing Spanish research within the realm of European Higher Education concerns health and safety issues in the Arts. In the case of Fine Arts, student exploration is one of the fundamental pillars of the study program; therefore it is imperative that art studios be optimized. This optimization affects both designated resources (infrastructures, materials, equipment, etc.) and organization of the teaching force. In this context, the aim of our research is to improve educational practices by designing quality measures that are both friendly to the environment and hazardous free. The aim here is to assure adequate art studio and laboratory management, and provide students with hazard free health and environmentally safe concepts that can be incorporated in their professional lives. The school of Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona is part of a pilot program, where our experience in educational innovation and research is serving as a reference for the implantation of OSHAS 18001 norms.
Note: Comunicació presentada a "A new Knowledge Culture. Universities facing global changes for sustainability" EMSU 2008. International Conference, 15-17 October 2008, Barcelona
Appears in Collections:Comunicacions a congressos (Arts Conservació-Restauració)
Comunicacions a congressos (Arts Visuals i Disseny)

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