In Performative Approaches in Arts Education, researchers, artists and practitioners from philosophy and the arts elaborate on what performative approaches can contribute to 21st century arts education. Introducing new perspectives on learning, the contributors provide a central international perspective, developing a paradigm in which the artist, teacher and researcher’s form of teaching is enmeshed with content, and human agency is entangled with non-human matter.

The book explores issues connected to both teaching and learning in the arts, engaging in debates about the value of meaning making in the artistic process, the way social ethos can guide performative approaches and the changes in education that performative approaches can bring.

Performative Approaches in Arts Education will be of great interest to academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of arts education, philosophy of education and education research methods. It will also appeal to teachers and teacher educators, artists and teaching artists.

part I|60 pages

Artful teaching, learning and research

chapter 1|14 pages

The poiesis and mimesis of learning

chapter 2|13 pages

Exploring (dis)ability

Towards affirmative spaces in and through arts pedagogy

chapter 4|13 pages

Research through the gaze of the dramaturge

Narratives from inside the artists’ studio

part II|47 pages

Performative inquiry

chapter 6|15 pages

Designing as composing music with iPads

A performative perspective

chapter 7|20 pages

Experimenting with experience

Searching for ‘the middle ground’ of artful literature teaching

part III|76 pages

The power of the arts in different cultures

chapter 8|17 pages

Inhabiting practice

Performative approaches to education and research as art

chapter 9|32 pages

Performing justice in the Amazon