Arts-based and Contemplative Practices in Research and Teaching

Arts-based and Contemplative Practices in Research and Teaching

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This volume presents a scholarly investigation of the ways educators engage in artistic and contemplative practices a€“ and why this matters in education. Arts-based learning and inquiry can function as a powerful catalyst for change by allowing spiritual practices to be present within educational settings, but too often the relationship between art, education and spirituality is ignored. Exploring artistic disciplines such as dance, drama, visual art, music, and writing, and forms such as writing-witnessing, freestyle rap, queer performative autoethnograph, and poetic imagination, this book develops a transformational educational paradigm. Its unique integration of spirituality in and through the arts addresses the contemplative needs of learners and educators in diverse educational and community settings.During small group conversations among the authors in the process of writing this book, the idea emerged to thread our ... reading in which we allow the words to penetrate our heart and question our spirita€ (Nouwen, Christensen, aamp; Laird, 2013, p. ... Below is one possible set of contemplative a€œpromptsa€ with which you might choose to engage as you encounter the print3 and ... Reading 3: Oratio (a€œ slowing and stillinga€) What is particularly evocative 2 Lectio Divina: An Invitation to Readers.

Title:Arts-based and Contemplative Practices in Research and Teaching
Author:Susan Walsh, Barbara Bickel, Carl Leggo
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-11-13


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