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Arts-based research in education: foundations for practice

Arts-based research in education: foundations for practice

Siegesmund, Richard, editor; Cahnmann-Taylor, Melisa, editor

This text introduces readers to definitions and examples of arts-based educational research, presents tensions and questions in the field, and provides exercises for practice. Each artistic example is accompanied by a school artist's statement. Presenting readers with definitions and examples of arts-based educational research, this text identifies tensions, questions, and models in the field and provides guidance for both beginning and more experienced practice. As arts-based research grows in prominence and popularity across education and the social sciences, the barriers between empirical, institutional, and artistic research diminish and new opportunities emerge for discussion, consideration, and reflection. This book responds to an ever increasing, global need to understand and navigate this evolving domain of research. Featuring a diverse range of contributors, this text weaves together critical essays about arts-based research in the literary, visual, and performing arts with examples of excellence in theory and practice. New to the Second Edition: Additional focus on the historical and theoretical foundations of arts-based educational research to guide readers through development of the field since its inception. New voices and chapters on a variety of artistic genres, including established and emerging social science researchers and artists who act, sing, draw, and narrate findings. Extends and refines the concept of scholartistry, introduced in the first edition, to interrogate excellence in educational inquiry and artistic processes and products. Integrates and applies theoretical frameworks such as sociocultural theory, new materialsm, and critical pedagogy to create interdisciplinary connections. Expanded toolkit for scholartists to inspire creativity, questioning, and risk-taking in research and the arts

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Second edition.
Published London: Routledge, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, Richard Siegesmund
ISBN: 1315305054, 9781315305059
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Previous edition: 2008.
Physical Description: 274 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Subject: Primary & middle schools; "Educational: Arts, general"; Art in education Philosophy.; Moral & social purpose of education; Education.; Education Research Methodology.; The arts: general issues; "Educational: Humanities & social sciences, general"; Education; Philosophy & theory of education; Teaching of a specific subject; Higher & further education, tertiary education; Anthropology
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781138235199


  1. Acknowledgements
  2. 1. Introduction
  3. Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor and Richard Siegesmund
  4. 2. Celebrating Monkey Business in Art Education and Research
  5. Madeleine Grumet
  6. 3. Putting Critical Public Pedagogy into Practice: Reorienting the Career Path of the Teacher-Artist-Scholar
  7. Yen Yen Woo
  8. 4. Art, Agency, and Inquiry: Making Connections Between New Materialism and Contemporary Pragmatism in Arts-Based Research
  9. Jerry Lee Rosiek
  10. 5. Wild Imagination, Radical Imagination, Politics and the practice of Arts-Based Educational Research (ABER) and Scholartistry
  11. Donald Blumenfeld-Jones
  12. 6. Being Pregnant as an International Ph.D. Student: A Poetic Autoethnography
  13. Kuo Zhang
  14. 7. What is an Artist-Teacher When Teaching Second Languages?
  15. Yohan Hwang
  16. 8. Ethnographic Activist Middle Grades Fiction: Reflections on Researching and Writing "Dear Mrs. Naidu"
  17. Mathangi Subramanian
  18. 9. Misperformance Ethnography
  19. Monica Prendergast and George Belliveau
  20. 10. "Songwriting as Ethnographic Practice", or "How Stories Humanize"
  21. Kristina Jacobsen
  22. 11. The End Run: Art and the Heart of the Matter
  23. Dana Walrath
  24. 12. Expanding Paradigms: Art as Performance and Performance as Communication in Politically Turbulent Times
  25. Petula Sik-Ying Ho, Hoi-Yan Chan, and Sui-Ting Kong
  26. 13. HAPPENINGS: Allan Kaprow’s Experimental, Inquiry-Based Art Education
  27. Charles R. Garoian
  28. 14. Turning Towards: Materializing New Possibilities Through Curating
  29. Brooke Hofsess
  30. 15. The Abandoned School as an Anomalous Place of Learning: A Practice-led Approach to Doctoral Research
  31. Natalie LeBlanc
  32. 16. Thinking in Comics: An Emerging Process
  33. Nick Sousanis
  34. 17. For Art’s Sake Stop Making Art
  35. Jorge Lucero
  36. 18. Finding the Progress in Work-in-Progress: Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process in Arts-Based Research
  37. John Borstel
  38. 19. A Researcher Prepares: The Art of Acting for the Qualitative Researcher
  39. Kathleen R. McGovern
  40. 20. Learning to Perceive: Teaching Scholartistry
  41. Richard Siegesmund
  42. 21. Four Guiding Principles for Arts-Based Research Practice
  43. Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor