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ERIC Number: EJ928953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
Being an Artist Teacher: A Liberating Identity?
Thornton, Alan
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v30 n1 p31-36 Feb 2011
Education as a liberating and democratic process remains an aim and belief in discourses within the field and beyond. The arts also have a tradition in which "artistic freedom" is valued even if what constitutes artistic freedom is contested. In this article an educational discourse in which dialogue is considered a means to personal and collective liberation through education is highlighted and related to "artistic freedom" and the dual roles of artist and teacher, in which learners and teachers are encouraged to contribute to and change culture as well as study and absorb it. Conceptualisations of the artist teacher and professional development and practices associated with these are considered to open up creative possibilities for art teachers without undermining other positive aspects of identity as a teacher and practitioner.
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Language: English
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