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Transformative Pedagogies and the Environment: Creative Agency Through Contemporary Art and Design


Sierra, M and Wise, K, Transformative Pedagogies and the Environment: Creative Agency Through Contemporary Art and Design, Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, IL, pp. 238. ISBN 978-1-86335-010-5 (2018) [Edited Book]

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Transformative Pedagogies and the Environment: Creative Agency through Contemporary Art and Design surveys the role of contemporary art and design in developing and delivering transformative pedagogical practices that address issues of environmental concern. The book will examine how capacities and forms of creative agency are brought about through contemporary art and design practice, particularly in relation to environmental issues, and how these contribute to transformative pedagogies in tertiary education. While acknowledging the inherent interdisciplinary pedagogical scope of social change agendas, which are able to generate novel relevant and timely engagement with global issues, the chapters of this book will examine case studies in transformative pedagogies that embrace ecological and environmental imperatives through art and design.

The case studies examine transformative pedagogy in two broad contexts, both of which have a strong basis in peer-to-peer learning: that of university education, and that of learning occurring back into the art and design professions. Exploring experimentation with transformative pedagogy in an array of creative learning environments, it examines the contribution of a number of creative disciplines, including art, design and architecture, as well as the contributions of fully interdisciplinary practices.

Case studies written by those that have developed and delivered pedagogical projects are presented, building on the positions of practice-based and practice-led research in the creative disciplines. Contributors are from Australia, the UK and New Zealand.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Keywords:art, design, transformative paedagogies
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Art history, theory and criticism
Research Field:Art theory
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Wise, K (Professor Kit Wise)
ID Code:124967
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2018-03-21
Last Modified:2018-03-21

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