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Converging discipline perspectives to inform the design and delivery of STEAM teacher professional learning


MacDonald, A and Wise, K and Riggall, JL and Brown, NR, Converging discipline perspectives to inform the design and delivery of STEAM teacher professional learning, Australian Art Education, 40, (1) pp. 67-88. ISSN 1032-1942 (2019) [Refereed Article]


STEAM education continues to build momentum across Australia, with education stakeholders making space for the contribution that expanded and non-hierarchical disciplinary perspectives are bringing to education at all levels. This article offers a discussion of the lived experiences of teacher professional learning collaborators in designing and delivering a multi-site, live streamed STEAM professional learning event. The authorship teamsí individual and shared experiences of contributing to teacher professional learning that holds space for broad and deep disciplinary agendas to emerge are elicited. From this, implications of working with and from ways of being, doing and knowing inherent to individual disciplines are considered in relation to their wider disciplinary synergies. In mapping the synergies inherent to the authorship teamsí experience of contributing to this event, this article illustrates how storying disciplinary perspectives can elicit meaningful thresholds for connection, convergence and collaboration.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Interdisciplinarity, multi-disciplinary collaboration, STEAM, teacher professional learning
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Teacher education and professional development of educators
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:MacDonald, A (Dr Abbey MacDonald)
UTAS Author:Riggall, JL (Mr James Riggall)
UTAS Author:Brown, NR (Professor Natalie Brown)
ID Code:136532
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2020-01-06
Last Modified:2020-05-19
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