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Education, arts and sustainability: emerging practice for a changing world


Hunter, MA and Aprill, A and Hill, A and Emery, S, Education, arts and sustainability: emerging practice for a changing world, Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 107. ISBN 978-981-10-7708-1 (2018) [Authored Research Book]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-981-10-7710-4


This book addresses this challenge by proposing an integration of sustainability and arts education in both principle and practice.

In a global context of intensifying social, economic and environmental crises, education is key to raising awareness and motivating individuals and communities to act in sustaining life in our more-than-human world. But how is this done when the complexity and need for change becomes overwhelming, and schooling systems become complicit in supporting the status quo?

Drawing on critical education theory and precepts of creativity, curiosity and change, it documents a series of case examples that demonstrate how five principles of Education for Sustainability - critical thinking, systems thinking, community partnership, participation, and envisioning better futures - are found at the heart of much arts practice in schools. Featuring the creative work and voices of teachers working in arts-based enquiry and diverse community-engaged contexts, the book investigates how sustainability principles are embedded in contemporary arts education thinking and pedagogy. The authors are unapologetically optimistic in forming an alliance of arts and sustainability education as a creative response to the challenge of our times, arguing that while they may have operated on the margins of conventional pedagogy and curriculum, they have more than marginal impact.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:arts, sustainability, education, critical theory, pedagogy
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Hunter, MA (Associate Professor Mary Ann Hunter)
UTAS Author:Aprill, A (Mr Arnold Aprill)
UTAS Author:Hill, A (Dr Allen Hill)
UTAS Author:Emery, S (Ms Sue Emery)
ID Code:124624
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-03-01
Last Modified:2019-08-13

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