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ERIC Number: EJ875582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 81
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
Ecology of Place: Art Education in a Relational World
Gradle, Sally
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v48 n4 p392-411 2007
In current research, place is a concept with multiple meanings, rich with personal, socio-cultural, historical, and political complexities. Through a phenomenological investigation of place meanings with preservice art teachers, I weave my narrative as a writer with my role as an artist/teacher/researcher who examines their performance art as one tool to further an ecology of place. I then draw conclusions that support sense-knowing, the importance of participation, embodied practice in art, and connective relationships. From these threads of inquiry, I conclude with an ecological re-vision for art education. (Contains 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A