Arts-Based Research, Resilience and Well-being Across the Lifespan

McKay, Loraine and Barton, Georgina and Sappa, Viviana and Garvis, Susanne, eds. (2020) Arts-Based Research, Resilience and Well-being Across the Lifespan. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 9783030260521


Abstract

This book investigates how arts-based research methods can positively influence people’s resilience and well-being, particularly in constraining environments. Using examples from arts-based research methods in different contexts and from across the globe, the book brings together a diverse range of perspectives to understand how both resilience and well-being can be supported in a world that is rarely stress free.

Collectively they demonstrate how arts-based research methods can: provide agency through the foregrounding of participants’ voices; afford transformational learning opportunities; create opportunities for relationship building; support creativity and new ways of thinking; generate aspirations and hope; encourage forms of communication that expose ideas, emotions and feelings that previously might not have been known or known how to be expressed; and enhance reflection and reflexivity. The authors explore how art-based practices, such as clowning, collage, dramatisation, drawing, painting, role-play and sculpting, can be used to support the resilience and well-being of individuals and groups across the lifespan, and theorize how arts-based research methods can positively contribute to participants’ positive self-esteem, self-image and ability to cope with challenges and new circumstances. Academics, professional learning facilitators, higher education students, and anyone interested in resilience and well-being in the health and education sectors will find this an interesting and engaging text.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 July 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 July 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2020 01:50
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2020 04:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: resilience; well-being; arts-based research; health education; psychology of the lifespan; psychological stress; arts therapy; early childhood education; World Health Organization; refugee children; photography as therapy; mature student challenges; Autism Spectrum Disorder; bi-directional communication; creativity
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930104 Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-26053-8
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38745

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