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ERIC Number: EJ1106406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
"Don't[strikethrough] Talk with Strangers" Engaging Student Artists in Dialogic Artmaking
Collins, Kate
Research in Drama Education, v20 n1 p117-124 2015
Starting with a brief description of the culminating participatory arts and dialogue event, "Don't[strikethrough] Talk With Strangers," the author then backtracks to describe the rationale and process for a new community engaged arts course centred on dialogic artmaking. The course was designed for undergraduate and youth artists with diverse social, cultural and artistic backgrounds to work in collaboration as part of an arts-based action research study. In particular, the author is invested in better understanding the meaning making and civic learning student artists gain from engaging in these distinct practices. Inspired by Grant Kester's conception of the dialogical aesthetic and his expansive views on the role of the artist that move away from self-expression towards facilitation of communication and exchange, this article shares the challenges, points of resistance and pedagogical insights gained from giving student artists, early in their education, a hands-on experience with such practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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