Exploring Innovative Approaches and Interventions to Address Misconceptions and Promote Effective Visual Arts Education in Secondary Schools in Ghana


  • Cyril S. Kpodo Department of Art Education, University of Education, Winneba, Box-25, Ghana
  • Francis Ankyiah Department of Art Education, University of Education, Winneba, Box-25, Ghana
  • Glover Reuben Agbelengor Department of Publishing Studies, Faculty of Art, College of Art and Built Environment, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Samuel Dah Bishop Herman College, P.O.Box 46, Volta Rock egion, Kpando Aloryi, Ghana




Visual Arts Education, Art Education, Secondary Education, Ghana, Innovative Practices, Creative Arts Integration


Visual arts education is important in developing students’ creativity, critical thinking, and cultural awareness. However, in Ghana, visual arts subjects at the secondary school level often need help with challenges such as lack of resources, large class sizes, and misconceptions about the value of art education. This study aimed to explore innovative approaches and interventions that could address misconceptions and promote effective visual arts education in Ghana’s secondary schools. A qualitative document analysis and thematic analysis were conducted. Relevant policy documents, national curriculum frameworks, and previous research studies related to visual arts education in Ghana were analyzed to identify existing challenges, opportunities, and recommendations. Key emerging themes included misconceptions about visual arts subjects, lack of resources, training for art teachers and large class sizes that do not augur well for hands-on learning. The analysis also identified recommendations such as integrating visual arts across the curriculum, promoting art exhibitions, and leveraging community resources and partnerships to support visual arts programmes. This study provides insights into existing challenges in visual arts education in Ghana’s secondary schools and highlights innovative approaches that could help address misconceptions and strengthen visual arts programmes. Integrating visual arts across subject areas, promoting art exhibitions, improving teacher training, and leveraging community partnerships may help promote effective visual arts education.


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How to Cite

Kpodo, C. S., Ankyiah, F., Agbelengor, G. R., & Dah, S. (2024). Exploring Innovative Approaches and Interventions to Address Misconceptions and Promote Effective Visual Arts Education in Secondary Schools in Ghana. American Journal of Education and Technology, 3(2), 7–11. https://doi.org/10.54536/ajet.v3i2.2524