Date of Award


Document Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name

Masters of Science (Research)


Institute of Technology Tralee

First Advisor

Ms. Anne White


This project looks at the changing environment in terms of the approach to the Visual Arts curriculum at Primary School level. It aims to provide an innovative solution to the art appreciation area, which is being given equal status with the art creation area, which traditionally has been the main focus of the curriculum.

The Project includes a review of the curricular climate, both at home and abroad. In this context it focusses particularly on the role of Information Technology in addressing access problems from those living remote from major population, and therefore major artistic centres.

Primary Research included involved the surveying of over one hundred Primary teachers in schools throughout the country. The results of this research have been analysed using the SPSS Statistical Software package, and are presented in some detail.

The process of authoring a prototype, interactive, CD-ROM product are set out and the product itself is attached in CD format.

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