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ERIC Number: EJ986396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-31
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8094
Exploring Narrative Retellings to Better Understand the Circumstantial Intricacies of Service-Learning
Sanders-Bustle, Lynn
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v13 n2 Mar 2012
In this manuscript, the word "circumstances" serves as a conceptual lens through which to examine reflective vignettes of one university art educator and two art education undergraduates written in response to service-learning experiences at a local outreach Center for the homeless. Experiences included the design and teaching of art workshops to Outreach Center clients and the organization and exhibition of resulting artworks titled, "circumSTANCES." The concepts, "communal stance" and "shared circumstantial space" are introduced and developed within the larger body of service-learning pedagogy. Participants' short narratives or vignettes are represented and examined to reveal the intricacies of circumstantial experience which include roles played, conflicts encountered, the emergence of communal stance, and actions taken. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A