Transformative Pedagogies and the Environment: Creative Agency Through Contemporary Art and Design

Transformative Pedagogies and the Environment: Creative agency through contemporary art and design surveys the role of contemporary art and design in developing and delivering transformative pedagogical practices that address issues of environmental concern. The book will examine how capacities and forms of creative agency are brought about through contemporary art and design practice, particularly in relation to environmental issues, and how these contribute to transformative pedagogies in tertiary education. While acknowledging the inherent interdisciplinary pedagogical scope of social change agendas, which are able to generate novel relevant and timely engagement with global issues, the chapters of this book will examine case studies in transformative pedagogies that embrace ecological and environmental imperatives through art and design. The case studies examine transformative pedagogy in two broad contexts, both of which have a strong basis in peer-to-peer learning: that of university education, and that of learning occurring back into the art and design professions. Exploring experimentation with transformative pedagogy in an array of creative learning environments, it examines the contribution of a number of creative disciplines, including art, design and architecture, as well as the contributions of fully interdisciplinary practices. Case studies written by those that have developed and delivered pedagogical projects are presented, building on the positions of practice-based and practice-led research in the creative disciplines. Contributors are from Australia, the UK and New Zealand.

Common Ground Publishing 238 pages

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