1st Edition

Performative Approaches in Arts Education
Artful Teaching, Learning and Research

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ISBN 9780367662127
September 29, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
202 Pages

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Book Description

In Performative Approaches in Arts Education, researchers, artists and practitioners from philosophy and the arts elaborate on what performative approaches can contribute to 21st century arts education. Introducing new perspectives on learning, the contributors provide a central international perspective, developing a paradigm in which the artist, teacher and researcher’s form of teaching is enmeshed with content, and human agency is entangled with non-human matter.

The book explores issues connected to both teaching and learning in the arts, engaging in debates about the value of meaning making in the artistic process, the way social ethos can guide performative approaches and the changes in education that performative approaches can bring.

Performative Approaches in Arts Education will be of great interest to academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of arts education, philosophy of education and education research methods. It will also appeal to teachers and teacher educators, artists and teaching artists.

Table of Contents


Brad Haseman


Anna-Lena Østern & Kristian Nødtvedt Knudsen

Part I

  1. The poiesis and mimesis of learning

  2. Thomas Dahl

  3. Exploring (dis)ability: Towards affirmative spaces in and through arts pedagogy

  4. Liisa Jaakonaho & Kristina Junttila

  5. Revitalizing drama in education through fictionalization- a performative approach

  6. Kristian Nødtvedt Knudsen & Ida Krøgholt

  7. Research through the gaze of the dramaturge – Narratives from inside the artist’s studio

  8. Kristian Nødtvedt Knudsen & Anna-Lena Østern

    Part II

  9. Artistic exploration of a storyteller’s expressive repertoire in events with toddlers

  10. Ingvild Olsen Olaussen & Lise Hovik

  11. Designing as composing music with iPads - a performative perspective

  12. Bjørn-Terje Bandlien & Staffan Selander

  13. Experimenting with experience Searching for "the middle ground" of artful literature teaching

  14. Anna-Lena Østern & Hannah Kaihovirta

    Part III

  15. Inhabiting practice – Performative approaches to education and research as art

  16. Tormod Wallem Anundsen & Helene Illeris

  17. Performing justice in the Amazon

Dan Baron Cohen

10. Untamed stories told by artfully creative artists in Malawi and Norway

Anna-Lena Østern & Sunniva Skjøstad Hovde


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Anna-Lena Østern is Senior Professor in Arts Education at the Department for Teacher Education, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Kristian Nødtvedt Knudsen is Associate Professor in Drama and Theatre Education at the Department of Teacher Education, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.