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ERIC Number: EJ780821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Artist-Teacher Partnerships in Learning: The in/between Spaces of Artist-Teacher Professional Development
Kind, Sylvia; de Cosson, Alex; Irwin, Rita L.; Grauer, Kit
Canadian Journal of Education, v30 n3 p839-864 2007
Artist-in-residence programs frequently act as professional development initiatives for teachers. Little understanding of the relational nature of artist-teacher learning exists. In this article, we discuss "Learning Through The Arts"[TM], describing conflicting expectations as artists and teachers learn from each other, and explore the relationship of artists' growth and learning to teacher development. Using participants' narratives, we illustrate existing tensions and challenges for visual art education. We present the need to open spaces for artists to construct new understandings of themselves as teachers in relation to themselves as artists, and for teachers to develop artist selves alongside their teacher selves. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: N/A