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REGATKY, Mariela. The art of giving new meanings to the academic experience. Anu. investig. [online]. 2009, vol.16, pp. 189-197. ISSN 1851-1686.

In this article, we propose reflecting on the role of the arts inside schools, especially in recent educational experiences2 that have been generated to retain, support and facilitate alternative learning to children that have been excluded from some education phases throughout their academic track. The objective is that these reflections take one step forward towards the path of educational inclusion. The need has been brought up to consider including Arts as one of the central dimensions for a rich educational experience and to recover and understand the situational perspective of students, from which learning processes can be analyzed and redefined. The artistic activities could contribute to the academic track of many students as long as they consider the aesthetic-expressive experience, acknowledging the creativity, potential, processes and diverse forms of paths taken. We shall use theoretical references, registered observations and interviews that have taken place in public schools in the City of Buenos Aires, from a qualitative and descriptive standpoint.

Keywords : Situated learning; Art and school; Artistic activities; Educational inclusion; Aesthetic /expressive experiences; Creativity; Potential; Processes; Diversity; Academic track; Participation; Cultural appropriation.

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