This book is focused on the role of reflective practice, as a source and resource for teaching and learning, and research in the arts. It aims to investigate the concept of reflection and its application to a range of contemporary arts education contexts for both teachers and learners. For beginning and experienced teachers the book offers practical ideas and frameworks for thinking critically about their own teaching (and learning) as well as providing insights into work taking place in other arts disciplines. The growing field of arts partnerships and artist/educators is also well represented by case studies and descriptions of specific practical strategies.
Acknowledgements,- Foreword by Liora Bresler,- The authors,- Editors’ Preface,- Section 1: Perspectives: 1:Understanding reflective arts practices: Issues, trends and possibilities: Burnard (UK/Australia) ,- 2. More than meets the eye: Adolescents and cultures of reflection- Kushner (UK),- 3.Reflective Creativity: Reforming the arts curriculum for the information age- Hilton (UK),- 4.Teaching arts as a reflective practice -Hentschke and Del Ben (Brazil),- 5.Reflecting on teaching performing arts to Muslims-Harris (UK),- 6.Challenges for artists and teachers working in partnership-Upitis (Canada),- Section 2: Tools of reflection: 7.Game for reflection? Reflections on the development and use of a reflective tool -Peel (Visual Arts- UK),- 8.Reflection and evaluation: Tools for learning by arts practitioners -Glover & Hoskyns (Music – UK),- 9.Using learning journals in teacher education in the Arts-Rolfe (Dance – UK),- 10.Changing practice through reflective use of digital technologies in the Arts -Cheung & Kung (Hong Kong, China),- 11.Tools for developing reflective thinking skills-Kerchner (USA),- Section 3: Case studies: Reflections in and on action: 12.Insights into reflective practice: Reengagement through peer teaching Drama -Morrison et all (Australia/UK),- 13. Cross and intercultural engagement: A case study in self reflection and finding meaning -Joseph (Australia),- 14. Reflective practice through the lens of a fifth grade composition-based music class-Younker (USA),- 15.Fair Exchange: Shared professional development-Ledgard (UK),- 16. Enabling reflective practice in arts education (culminating discussion on ‘how’ and reiteration of ‘why’)- Hennessy (UK),- References,- Name Index,- Subject Index