Artists and transpedagogy: possibilities for enriching teaching and learning through radical engagement with the arts

Knight, Linda and Riddle, Stewart (2017) Artists and transpedagogy: possibilities for enriching teaching and learning through radical engagement with the arts. In: Arts-research-education: connections and directions. Studies in Arts-Based Educational Research, 1. Springer International Publishing, pp. 123-133. ISBN 978-3-319-61559-2


Over the last decade, cultural institutions have worked hard to connect audiences with contemporary arts practices that are no longer created by a sole person working alone but by artists who work collaboratively and across disciplines. Like generalist teachers, contemporary artists utilize practices and pedagogies to engage audiences (including children) in meaningful and high-quality ways. The different contexts and sites where artists and teachers work ignites a curiosity about how these various practices and pedagogies occur across arts space and school space contexts. Specifically, we are curious about these differences and the possibilities for ‘transpedagogies’; pedagogies that emerge from blended, multi-context approaches and expertises of diverse pedagogues to offer ideas about general aspects of teaching. We present some preliminary findings from an ongoing seed project that examines the innovative and creative skills artists utilize in their own practice, to think how these might be reconsidered in the context of generalist (non-arts focused) primary education teaching. Case studies of the practices of four multidimensional artists who approach their artistry in interdisciplinary, collaborative and agentic ways help provide some potential ideas on transpedagogical opportunities that connect artistic, and school-based pedagogies.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to chapter, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 07:05
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2018 00:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: transpedagogies, art museums, artist pedagogies, collaboration, audiences, pedagogic practices
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-61560-8

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