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ERIC Number: EJ1217316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2154-6282
Teaching Teacher Candidates about Social Transformations through Arts and Place: "Wait, but What Does It Have to Do with Me as a Teacher?"
Shugurova, Olga
i.e.: inquiry in education, v11 n1 Article 6 2019
In this creative and reflective inquiry, I explore the pedagogical significance of arts as a place-based praxis of social transformations in a Canadian teacher education program with a focus on my students' learning experience. The research features their "pedagogical becoming" (Gouzouasis, Irwin, Miles, & Gordon, 2013) which includes the aesthetic development of their self-concept as future teachers and the critical development of their authorial agency (Matusov, 2011; Matusov et al., 2016;). The research question was, in fact, posed by some of the students themselves, who did not understand or did not want to understand, why they were compelled to take this course by the program requirement and to consider themselves as artists. They asked, "What does it have to do with me as a teacher?" Then, they stated that education and art are two different domains of knowledge that should not be mixed at all. Hence, they did not want to do anything with art in any form or shape in their education. I explore their question through a constructionist grounded theory (Charmaz, 2006, 2008) and conclude with the pedagogical recommendations and suggestions for future research.
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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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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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