Encouraging a Curiosity of Learning: Reflecting on Arts-Informed Spaces Within the Classroom
It is through imagination that we create arts-informed inquiry spaces of learning. Our teaching practices and research include being awake to would-be artistry by encouraging a curiosity of learning. In these spaces we have learned to be open to surprise, play, and possibilities. As we make arts-informed methods integral to teaching and learning, we purposefully engage; in our classroom is where experiences call forth inquiry. In this paper we make visible four common threads. These threads include: considering the ontological and epistemological underpinnings of our practices; the signi cance of relationships; playfulness, imagination, and world travelling; and reconsidering our teaching and research practices.