Wellbeing in classroom arts collaborations

McDonald, Janet and Aprill, Arnold and Mills, Deborah (2017) Wellbeing in classroom arts collaborations. In: The Palgrave handbook of global arts education. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., London, pp. 383-398. ISBN 978-1-137-55584-7


While the research undertaken for this paper was not exclusively addressing wellbeing in arts collaborations in school classrooms, its undeniable presence was acknowledged consistently by all participants, teachers in particular. Faced with the possibility of the complex deployment of a National Curriculum in Australia for the first time, teachers are generally reticent about the impact of a curriculum designed to measure student progress and reduce capacity for wellbeing. This chapter aims to draw some findings about the often ignored presence of wellbeing at the site of collaborative arts practice that is used to engage students across curriculum areas in Primary school. Wellbeing in education contexts is often assumed, yet the advent and adoption of the National Arts and Health Framework suggests that communities (in whatever context) should address the health (and financial) benefits of longer-term programs that promote wellbeing.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2018 02:52
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2018 01:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: wellbeing; collaboration; artists in the classroom; landscapes of practice; identity; participation; reification; ambivalence; poetics of wellbeing
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1999 Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-55585-4_24
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31198

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