Using Art as Research in Learning and Teaching (Book)

Multidisciplinary Approaches Across the Arts

Edited by Ross W. Prior Foreword by Shaun McNiff

Using Art as Research in Learning and Teaching explores various multidisciplinary visual and performing art forms, including creative writing, as ways to provide a rich contribution and understanding to research, learning, and teaching. Key figures in the field share their art-based research, arts practice, and philosophy, bringing the arts to life within their taught and learned contexts across a variety of art forms and levels of post-compulsory education. Featuring a foreword by internationally-renowned proponent of art-based research Professor Shaun McNiff, this book will be informative and useful to arts researchers and educators, addressing key challenges and possibilities in a rapidly changing higher education environment.

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Using Art as Research in Learning and Teaching explores various multidisciplinary visual and performing art forms, including creative writing, as ways to provide a rich contribution and understanding to research, learning and teaching. Key figures in the field share their art-based research, arts practice and philosophy, bringing the arts to life within their taught and learnt contexts across a variety of art forms and levels of post-compulsory education. In what is an invaluable collection, this book is directly beneficial to arts researchers and educators, addressing the key challenges and possibilities in a rapidly changing higher education environment.

Ross W. Prior is best known for his book Teaching Actors: Knowledge Transfer in Actor Training (Intellect and University of Chicago Press) and his work in applied arts and health as Founding Principal Editor of the Journal of Applied Arts & Health, established in 2009. In 2015, he was appointed inaugural Professor of Learning and Teaching in the Arts in Higher Education at the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

Professor Shaun McNiff has a significant international following. He is author of Imagination in Action; Art as Research; Trust the Process; Art as Medicine; Art Heals; Depth Psychology of Art; and numerous other books. His works have been translated into many languages and he has lectured and taught throughout the world. In 1998 he wrote Art-Based Research, documenting his work with artistic knowing beginning in the early 1970s, and the book helped spur fast growth of the discipline. The recipient of numerous prestigious honours and awards, he was appointed as the first University Professor at Lesley University, USA, in 2002.

Foreword
Shaun McNiff

Preface 
Ross W. Prior

Chapter 1: Introduction: Artist–Educator–Researcher 

Ross W. Prior

Part 1: Aesthetic Education and Ways of Knowing in Art 

Chapter 2: Art as a Procedure of Truth 

Malcolm Ross

Chapter 3: ‘Not Sure’: The Didactics of Elusive Knowledge 

Peter Sinapius

Chapter 4: Art as the Topic, Process and Outcome of Research within Higher Education

Ross W. Prior

Chapter 5: A Different Way of Knowing: Assessment and Feedback in Art-Based Research

Mitchell Kossak

Part 2: Developing Our Practice in Postgraduate Education 

Chapter 6: Doing Art-Based Research: An Advising Scenario 

Shaun McNiff

Chapter 7: Research–Practice–Pedagogy: Establishing New Topologies of Doctoral Research in the Arts

Jacqueline Taylor

Chapter 8: The ‘Epistemic Object’ in the Creative Process of Doctoral Inquiry 

Carole Gray, Julian Malins and Maxine Bristow

Using Art as Research in Learning and Teaching

Chapter 9: Finding My Visual Research Voice: Art as the Tool for Research 

Megan Lawton

Part 3: Involving Students and Others in Art as Research

Chapter 10: Making and Material Affect: From Learning and Teaching to Sharing and Listening

Mah Rana and Fiona Hackney

Chapter 11: Using Art to Cultivate ‘Medical Humanities Care’ in Chinese Medical Education

Daniel Vuillermin

Chapter 12: Entanglement in Shakespeare’s Text: Using Interpretive Mnemonics with Acting Students with Dyslexia

Petronilla Whitfield

Chapter 13: Dancing as a Wolf: Art-Based Understanding of Autistic Spectrum Condition

Kevin Burrows

Part 4: Current and Future Issues in Arts Learning and Teaching 

Chapter 14: Making Art and Teaching Art: Harnessing the Tension 

Libby Byrne and Patricia Fenner

Chapter 15: Future Approaches in Using Artistic Research from Human Experience
Petar Jandric ́ and Sarah Hayes

Notes on Contributors

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