The Role of the Arts in Learning
Cultivating Landscapes of Democracy
Grounded in philosophy from John Dewey and Maxine Greene, this book sheds light on difficulties and practicalities of examining culture and politics within the realm of interdisciplinary education. Providing both theoretical and concrete examples of the importance of a contemporary arts education, this book offers imaginative ways the arts and sciences intersect with democratic learning and civic engagement. Chapters focus on education in relation to diversity, apprenticeship, and civic engagement; neuroscience and cognition; urban aesthetic experience and learning; and science and art intelligence.
Table of Contents
Jay Michael Hanes and Eleanor Weisman, Editors
Introduction: Education, the Arts, and Resistance to the Neoliberal Condition
Jay Michael Hanes and Eleanor Weisman
Becoming a Deweyan Apprentice: A Struggle against White Supremacy
From Grief, Find Your Peace: Steve Prince and The Big Zipper Community
Steve Prince and Beth McCoy
Chicago Consciousness: Democratic Reform, the Built Environment, and Sensorimotor Awareness
David C. Miller
Devising Theatre: Imagination Meets Citizenship
Flowers for Feynman: Natural Piety and the Aesthetics of Experience in the Experimental Spirit
Inhibition as Fundamental: From Synapse to Classroom
Coping Creatively, Imagining Democracy: Expressive Arts Therapy in an Urban Public School
Jessa M. Goldstein
Disturbing the Peace: Community, Justice Learning, and Democratic Participation with Communities of Color
Heather Cherie Moore
Get Woke: Radicalizing Imagination in the Interest of a Just Democracy
List of Contributors
Jay Hanes is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Art Education Programs at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Eleanor Weisman is an Associate Professor and Director of Dance and Movement Studies as well as Community and Justice Studies at Allegheny College, USA.