Art, Artists and Pedagogy is intended for educators who teach the arts from early childhood to tertiary level, artists working in the community, or those studying arts in education from undergraduate to Masters or PhD level.
From the outset, this book is not only about arts in practice but also about what distinguishes the ‘arts’ in education. Exploring two different philosophies of education, the book asks what the purpose of the arts is in education in the twenty-first century. With specific reference to the work of Gert Biesta, questions are asked as to the relation of the arts to the world and what kind of society we may wish to envisage. The second philosophical set of ideas comes from Deleuze and Guattari, looking in more depth at how we configure art, the artist and the role played by the state and global capital in deciding on what art education has become.
This book provides educators with new ways to engage with arts, focusing specifically on art, music, dance, drama and film studies. At a time when many teachers are looking for a means to re-assert the role of the arts in education this text provides many answers with reference to case studies and in-depth arguments from some of the world’s leading academics in the arts, philosophy and education.
About the Editors
Christopher Naughton has lectured in education and the arts at the University of Exeter, UK, and the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Currently Chris is researching artists working in education following a two-year, funded project Move, Act, Play, Sing (MAPS). Chris has contributed articles to the Australian Journal of Music Education, British Journal of Music Education, Action Criticism and Theory, Education Philosophy and Theory, Studies in Philosophy of Education, ACCESS, International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, E-Learning and Digital Media and the Journal of Distance Learning. He is a regular presenter at the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA) and the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and many other international conferences.
Gert Biesta (www.gertbiesta.com) is Professor of Education and Director of Research at the Department of Education of Brunel University London, UK. He writes on the theory and philosophy of education and educational research, with an interest in curriculum, teaching, pedagogy, democracy and the arts. Recent books include The Rediscovery of Teaching (Routledge 2017).
David R. Cole works as an educational researcher at Western Sydney University, Australia. He is currently the theme leader of Globalisation research at the Centre for Educational Research (CER). He has dedicated his career to understanding how the work of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari can be used to critique, enliven and change educational practice. This endeavour has led to more than 100+ publications and thirteen books in this field. Cole thinks in an international context and has completed 12 major research projects that have investigated how the ideas of Deleuze and Guattari work in an empirical sense.
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