Overview of arts based pedagogies

Arts based pedagogies

The diagram below provides a collection of links to research and rationales for using Arts based practice in a range of learning areas. Use them for staff professional learning to explore and build in changes to the ways teachers can develop their practice for student learning achievement.

Arts based pedagogies diagram I N C L U S I O N S E L F D E V E L O P M E N T E N G A G E M E N T C R E A T I V I T Y ASK STUDENTS WHAT THEY THINK FIRST ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO THINK OF MORE THAN ONE WAY HAVE STUDENTS CONNECT AND RELATE POSITION STUDENTS TO PLAN A WAY FORWARD Responding Critiquing Expressing Defining and redefining Imagining Sharing Reviewing Relating Impovising Analysing Connecting Experimenting Push the boundaries Flexible Thinking Liberate Value the process Connections Critical and creative thinking Power and risk taking The Arts

The Arts

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Short video on the role of Arts Participation in students’ academic and non-academic outcomes.

Power sharing and risk taking

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Sir Ken Robinson on Common Core, Creativity, & Technology in the Classroom: Sir Ken Robinson argues for setting an environment where students and teachers can share and celebrate each other’s creativity as well as embracing risk as an essential part of learning.

Critical and Creative Thinking

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The key ideas for Critical and Creative Thinking are organised into four interrelated elements in the learning continuum.

Connections

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Talking Heads: Christine Morrow – What are the Arts for? is a short video describing the power of including the Arts to make connections to empower and engage learners. (Box 4)

Value the process

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We love to learn through music - Pipalyatjara Anangu School Making the video was a catalyst for children to extend their instrument skills, vocal control, literacy, numeracy, listening, and co-operation. The children experienced deep learning by observing their own learning process.

Flexible Thinking

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Creativity is the Secret Sauce in STEM - an Edutopia article on the importance of play in fostering creativity and flexible thinking.

Push the boundaries

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What the world needs now are creative thinkers, Brent Hasty - Whether it's the arts, engineering, science, education or medicine, what leaders across all disciplines are calling out for are creative thinkers. Brent Hasty is Executive Director of MINDPOP based in Austin Texas, an organisation dedicated to equity of access to creative learning.

Liberate

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A<R<T Arts Rich Together short video highlighting the power of using the Arts to liberate students and teachers from the conformity of the classroom to teach concepts and assist students to engage more deeply in learning processes.

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Deakin University: The Arts and Science – Study argues for drawing to be put back on the science curriculum

Creativity, engagement, self development and inclusion

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The Teaching for Effective Learning (TfEL) pedagogy framework is there to help you design learning that is engaging, inclusive and supports students to become confident learners.

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Position students to plan a way forward

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Powerful teaching with Dr Julia Atkin Learning Design (Box 6)

Have students connect and relate

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Encourage students to think of more than one way

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Ask students what they think first

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