Arts-Based Teaching and Learning in the Literacy Classroom: Cultivating a Critical Aesthetic Practice

1st Edition

Jessica Whitelaw

Published May 8, 2019
Reference - 186 Pages - 16 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138344563 - CAT# K394591
Series: Routledge Research in Education

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This book highlights the unique and co-generative intersections of the arts and literacy that promote critical and socially engaged teaching and learning. Based on a year-long ethnography with two literacy teachers and their students in an arts-based public high school, this volume makes an argument for arts-based education as the cultivation of a critical aesthetic practice in the literacy classroom. Through rich example and analysis, it shows how, over time, this practice alters the in-school learning space in significant ways by making it more constructivist, more critical, and fundamentally more relational.

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