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Education, Arts and Sustainability

Emerging Practice for a Changing World

  • Mary Ann Hunter
  • Arnold Aprill
  • Allen Hill
  • Sherridan Emery

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mary Ann Hunter, Arnold Aprill, Allen Hill, Sherridan Emery
    Pages 1-11
  3. Mary Ann Hunter, Arnold Aprill, Allen Hill, Sherridan Emery
    Pages 13-33
  4. Mary Ann Hunter, Arnold Aprill, Allen Hill, Sherridan Emery
    Pages 35-45
  5. Mary Ann Hunter, Arnold Aprill, Allen Hill, Sherridan Emery
    Pages 47-60
  6. Mary Ann Hunter, Arnold Aprill, Allen Hill, Sherridan Emery
    Pages 61-73
  7. Mary Ann Hunter, Arnold Aprill, Allen Hill, Sherridan Emery
    Pages 75-81
  8. Mary Ann Hunter, Arnold Aprill, Allen Hill, Sherridan Emery
    Pages 83-93
  9. Mary Ann Hunter, Arnold Aprill, Allen Hill, Sherridan Emery
    Pages 95-107

About this book

Introduction

This book addresses this challenge by proposing an integration of sustainability and arts education in both principle and practice. 

In a global context of intensifying social, economic and environmental crises, education is key to raising awareness and motivating individuals and communities to act in sustaining life in our more-than-human world. But how is this done when the complexity and need for change becomes overwhelming, and schooling systems become complicit in supporting the status quo?

Drawing on critical education theory and precepts of creativity, curiosity and change, it documents a series of case examples that demonstrate how five principles of Education for Sustainability - critical thinking, systems thinking, community partnership, participation, and envisioning better futures - are found at the heart of much arts practice in schools. Featuring the creative work and voices of teachers working in arts-based enquiry and diverse community-engaged contexts, the book investigates how sustainability principles are embedded in contemporary arts education thinking and pedagogy.  The authors are unapologetically optimistic in forming an alliance of arts and sustainability education as a creative response to the challenge of our times, arguing that while they may have operated on the margins of conventional pedagogy and curriculum, they have more than marginal impact. 

Keywords

Arts education Creative pedagogy Critical literacy Critical pedagogy Cultural diversity Drama education Education for Sustainability Experiential learning Inquiry based learning Intergenerational learning Learning through curiosity Place responsive pedagogy Social constructivism Sustainability education Teacher professional development Teacher professional standards Third space Transformative education Visual arts education systems thinking

Authors and affiliations

  • Mary Ann Hunter
    • 1
  • Arnold Aprill
    • 2
  • Allen Hill
    • 3
  • Sherridan Emery
    • 4
  1. 1.University of TasmaniaHobartAustralia
  2. 2.Arts and Learning ConsultantChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Ara Institute of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand
  4. 4.University of TasmaniaLauncestonAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7710-4
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-7708-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-7710-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-193X
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