Sharing Drawings with Smartphones in the Classroom – Art-Based Education in Social Sciences


  • Raúl de Arriba Department of Applied Economics. Faculty of Economics. University of Valencia (Spain). Av. Tarongens, s/n. 46022 Valencia (Spain)
  • María Vidagañ Department of Art Education. Faculty of Social Science and Humanities of Teruel. University of Zaragoza (Spain). Calle Cdad. Escolar, S/N, 44003 Teruel (Spain)



educational innovation, creativity, artistic practice, smartphones, drawing


This article identifies the factors that indicate the opportunity of reviewing the methods in teaching economics in order to overcome the traditional teaching-learning scheme that overvalues rote learning and find formulas that facilitate the development of analytical skills. On the other hand, this work points out the importance of developing creative competences. One way to do this is to introduce artistic practices in the classroom, even in non-artistic subjects. In this work an experience of education based on the arts is presented. Thanks to smartphone cameras, students can share and project drawings in the classroom immediately to facilitate group learning. The proposal is to represent the economic problems of the third world through drawings made by students of Sociology at the University of Va-lencia (Spain). The experience shows positive results in terms of students' engagement and creativity development.




How to Cite

de Arriba, R., & Vidagañ, M. (2020). Sharing Drawings with Smartphones in the Classroom – Art-Based Education in Social Sciences. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 15(15), pp. 229–236.



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