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ERIC Number: EJ1142120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May-15
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1529-8094
Being with and Being There: Our Enactment of Wide-Awakeness
Williams, Rebecca
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v18 n21 May 2017
Maxine Greene championed that teachers and students can discover openings providing space for the development of wide-awakeness through art and aesthetic education. Wide-awakeness is a heightened sense of consciousness encouraging critical awareness and deep engagement with one's world. As individuals come alive in this way, their open-minded exploration is fueled by their development of personal agency and self-worth through their pursuit of presentness and possibility. Through a case study of the college art education course, Pedagogy as Art Practice, I sought to gain a better understanding of what ways the teacher and students' engendered wide-awakeness, how the structure of the course supported this development, and how this impacted the participants. With this paper I narrate the story of how the participants' "being with" and "being there," or their relational and intellectual engagement, facilitated their enactment of wide-awakeness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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