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ERIC Number: EJ937078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun-30
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8094
Towards the Use of the "Great Wheel" as a Model in Determining the Quality and Merit of Arts-Based Projects (Research and Instruction)
Norris, Joe
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v12 spec iss 1.7 Jun 2011
Building upon a First Nations circle metaphor this paper explores how employing the interrelated concepts of pedagogy, poiesis, politics, and public positioning can provide a more holistic approach in designing and assessing arts-based projects be they for instructional and/or research purposes. It takes a "postmodern" stance (Giroux, 1991), integrating Western and First Nations epistemologies to provide an organic framework that articulates how these and other concepts interrelate, providing a more inclusive model of assessment. First, it outlines a conceptual framework that follows Paula Underwood's (2000) suggestion to use a "traditional medicine wheel for enabling learning and for gathering wisdom." It then utilizes the constructed model to examine a few arts-based cases, indicating how each project will have its own particular emphasis within the various quadrants with unique characteristics. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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