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Year 9 - Identity: Welcome!

A guide to resources on identity in art, compiled by your librarians. Last updated December 2018.



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Objectives of this unit: To make artwork  that shows your thoughts, feelings and cultural background……… your PERSONAL IDENTITY

(source : Pablo

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What is identity

Who am I? 

What shapes my identity?

What is Creativity? How do you become creative ?

Who am I?






What is creativity?

Listen to what some students in Australia have to say about creatvity.

[video source : youtube]

Sir Ken Robinson talks about creativity

Sir Ken Robinson also believes we all have the ability to be creative but our education system undermines that creativity. 

[Video Source : Youtube]

What is Identity ?

 Identity is a term used to describe the unique, individual characteristics of a person. (Collins Dictionary)

What shapes my identity ?

What makes you you? Many people struggle with the question 'Who am I? 'We can be different in different contexts and as we move through the various development from infancy to maturity different aspects of the identity process take place. So our identity may be hard to pin down. It may be a reflection of our culture combined with inner experience and outer circumstances. We may be also influenced by how other people see us - just to make it even more complicated!

When trying to work out what makes you unique, you might want to consider the following areas which can all contribute to identity formation:

Dont consider yourself creative?

Have you ever thought "I'm not creative. I can't even draw a straight line"? Jan Philip suggests that there are many people who feel this way because they think being creative means you have paint like Picasso or sing like Josh Groban or sculpt like Henry Moore to be able to claim creativity. She goes on to argue that the world is not divided into two groups - the creative and the uncreative- but rather between those who are creatively productive and those with unexpressed potential. She believes we all have the ability to be creative "Each of us, to varying degrees, is intrinsically motivated to create, to be original and to solve challenging problems."

What should the education system be like?

Watch this video to see how the education system could be different...

[Video source : Youtube]

Sir Ken Robinson's talk - contd.

[Video Source : Youtube]

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