Literacy in the Arts

Retheorising Learning and Teaching

Editors: Barton, Georgina (Ed.)

  • Highlights the unique relationship between the arts and literacy
  • Provides examples of what literate practices are evident in arts classroom contexts from early years to higher education
  • Theorises the arts and literacy around key points and concepts such as: creativity, multimodality, reflective practice, visual, aural and performative literacies
  • Discusses ways that the arts improve literacy outcomes
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About this book

This book explores the many dialogues that exist between the arts and literacy. It shows how the arts are inherently multimodal and therefore interface regularly with literate practice in learning and teaching contexts. It asks the questions: What does literacy look like in the arts? And what does it mean to be arts literate? It explores what is important to know and do in the arts and also what literacies are engaged in, through the journey to becoming an artist. The arts for the purpose of this volume include five art forms: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts. The book provides a more productive exploration of the arts-literacy relationship. It acknowledges that both the arts and literacy are open-textured concepts and notes how they accommodate each other, learn about, and from each other and can potentially make education ‘better’. It is when the two stretch each other that we see an educationally productive dialogic relationship emerge.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Literacy and the Arts: Interpretation and Expression of Symbolic Form

    Barton, Georgina

    Pages 3-19

  • First Literacies: Art, Creativity, Play, Constructive Meaning-Making

    McArdle, Felicity (et al.)

    Pages 21-37

  • Visual Arts Education and the Formation of Literacies: An Exploration of Visuality

    Barbousas, Joanna

    Pages 39-54

  • Interfacing Visual and Verbal Narrative Art in Paper and Digital Media: Recontextualising Literature and Literacies

    Unsworth, Len

    Pages 55-76

  • Reflective Practice in the Arts

    Ryan, Mary Elizabeth

    Pages 77-90

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Hardcover $139.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
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  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37885-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Literacy in the Arts
Book Subtitle
Retheorising Learning and Teaching
Editors
  • Georgina Barton
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04846-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04846-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04845-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37885-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 293
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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