The Lion and the Mouse: A tale of kindness and creative resiliency in a regional university

Batorowicz, Beata ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4915-8357 and Johnson, Rhi ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0092-5954 (2020) The Lion and the Mouse: A tale of kindness and creative resiliency in a regional university. NiTRO: Non Traditional Research Outcomes (31).


Abstract

The current state of creative arts in the context of an ongoing global pandemic can be symbolically represented by Aesop's fable 'The Lion and the Mouse'. The lion can be viewed as the grand narrative of tertiary education in Creative Arts, amplified by its projected long-term impacts of COVID-19. These impacts include challenges in international and domestic student recruitment and retention, whereby in many instances have led to a reduction of university creative arts programs (Marshman & Larkins, 2020; Zhou, 2020). The mouse represents the micro-narrative, the personalised and grass roots approach in Creative Arts initiatives as a metaphor for regional resourcefulness and creative resiliency at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). The unusual dynamic between the lion and the mouse, permeates the USQ educational story as – it too – goes against its expected storyline. The USQ School of Creative Arts is in the process of new program development. Future growth in this area is not only desirable in the context of an ongoing global pandemic and associated social and economic fallout, but is expected to be supported by the introduction of several new Creative Arts undergraduate programs commencing in 2021.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Creative Arts (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Heritage and Culture (1 Aug 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2020 03:52
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2021 09:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, Creative Arts, Resiliency, Program Development, HDR
Fields of Research (2008): 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
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Fields of Research (2020): 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3699 Other creative arts and writing > 369999 Other creative arts and writing not elsewhere classified
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3606 Visual arts > 360602 Fine arts
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950199 Arts and Leisure not elsewhere classified
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40008

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