The art of home education: an investigation into the impact of context on arts teaching and learning in home education

Burke, Katie and Cleaver, David (2019) The art of home education: an investigation into the impact of context on arts teaching and learning in home education. Cambridge Journal of Education, 49 (6). pp. 771-788. ISSN 0305-764X

Abstract

This paper explores understandings and implications arising from research conducted into how home educating families approach learning in the creative arts. Through a series of online focus groups with 14 Australian home educating families, the authors sought to understand the strategies and learning activities that families employed when teaching their children about the arts, and the factors that influenced this process. An earlier paper based on this investigation uncovered the strategies employed by participating families, and in this successive paper, they now focus on the variety of ways that the arts learning strategies were flexibly incorporated into individual educational family practice according to the fluctuating needs and dynamics of individual contexts. The findings highlight how families engage in arts learning as a form of sociocultural practice, with individuals as joint members in a family 'Community of Practice' and where authentic, collaborative and child-centred arts experiences are valued.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 July 2013 - 30 June 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 July 2013 - 30 June 2019)
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2019 02:24
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2019 06:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: home education; home-schooling; arts education; Communities of Practice; sociocultural learning theory
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/0305764X.2019.1609416
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36740

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