This book explores learning in the arts and highlights ways in which art and creativity can ignite learning in schools, informal learning spaces, and higher education. The focus is on learning in, with, and through the arts.

Written from a range of international perspectives, Multidisciplinary Approaches to Art Learning and Creativity draws upon the fields of cognitive science, art education, technology and digital arts; the learning sciences; and museum studies to explore the theoretical underpinnings of artistic creativity and inspiration, and provide empirical explorations of mechanisms that support learning in the arts. Critical factors that help to facilitate the creative process are considered, and chapters highlight connections between research and practice in art learning. This volume offers a rich variety of positions and projects which underpin creativity in schools, museums, and other venues.

An illustrative text for researchers and educators in the arts, Multidisciplinary Approaches to Art Learning and Creativity demonstrates how artistic ways of thinking and working with artists empower art learners and support their needs and opportunities across the lifespan.

section Section 1|107 pages

Exploring the Nature of Art Practice and Art Learning

chapter 3|17 pages

Relaxation and Reorganisation of “Internal Constraints” in Artistic Creation

Studies Focusing on the Embodiment of Ideas and Interaction With Others in Breakdance

chapter 4|22 pages


Trauma, Theatre, and Theory

section Section 3|80 pages

Systems for Change in Art Learning and Art Education

chapter 11|14 pages

Approaching Art Education as an Ecology

Exploring the Role of Museums

chapter 12|24 pages

A Different Kind of Learning

The Value of a Studio Art Class for Non-Art Graduate Students

chapter 13|15 pages

Growing Up With Art

How Interest, Opportunity, and Support Shape the Learning Pathways of Visual Arts Professionals