Being an artist teacher: a liberating identity?

Thornton, Alan (2011) Being an artist teacher: a liberating identity? International Journal of Art and Design Education. ISSN 1476-8070

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Abstract

Education as a liberating and democratic process remains an aim and belief in discourses within the field and beyond. The arts also have a tradition in which ‘artistic freedom’ is valued even if what constitutes artistic freedom is contested. In this article an educational discourse in which dialogue is considered a means to personal and collective liberation through education is highlighted and related to ‘artistic freedom’ and the dual roles of artist and teacher, in which learners and teachers are encouraged to contribute to and change culture as well as study and absorb it. Conceptualisations of the artist teacher and professional development and practices associated with these are considered to open up creative possibilities for art teachers without undermining other positive aspects of identity as a teacher and practitioner.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Thornton, A., 2011. Being an artist teacher: a liberating identity? International Journal of Art and Design Education, 2011, 30(1), pp. 31-36..
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (for research post September 2011)
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2011 08:44
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2017 15:34
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/128832

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