Encouraging a Curiosity of Learning: Reflecting on Arts-Informed Spaces Within the Classroom

  • Vera Caine University of Alberta
  • Susan Sommerfeldt University of Alberta
  • Charlotte Berendonk University of Alberta
  • Roslyn M. Compton Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Abstract

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.

Published
2016-04-01
How to Cite
CAINE, Vera et al. Encouraging a Curiosity of Learning: Reflecting on Arts-Informed Spaces Within the Classroom. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 2, p. 127-141, apr. 2016. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/Encouraging-a-Curiosity-of-Learning-Reflecting-on-Arts-Informed-Spaces-Within-the-Classroom>. Date accessed: 21 jan. 2018.