Rising to the challenge: supporting educators without arts experience in the delivery of authentic arts learning

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Burke, Katie. 2016. "Rising to the challenge: supporting educators without arts experience in the delivery of authentic arts learning." Baguley, Margaret (ed.) 2016 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference (AARE 2016). Melbourne, Australia 27 Nov - 01 Dec 2016 Melbourne, Australia.
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Rising to the challenge: supporting educators without arts experience in the delivery of authentic arts learning

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AuthorBurke, Katie
EditorsBaguley, Margaret
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the Annual International Australian Association for Research in Education Conference 2016 (AARE 2016)
ERA Conference ID50546
Number of Pages14
Year2016
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.aare.edu.au/data/2016_Conference/Full_papers/48_Katie_Burke.pdf
Conference/Event2016 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference (AARE 2016)
International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education
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2016 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference (AARE 2016)
Event Date
27 Nov 2016 to end of 01 Dec 2016
Event Location
Melbourne, Australia
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International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education
Abstract

Educators, policy makers and researchers have repeatedly affirmed the significance of a quality arts education in developing the capabilities necessary for 21st century citizenship. However, facilitating an Arts education can be extremely challenging, especially for the generalist classroom teacher who may not possess the necessary background learning across all five arts subjects. Revelations from the first phase of my doctoral research with Australian home educating parents identified a similar dilemma with the delivery of authentic Arts learning in home contexts. A significant proportion of the home educator study participants admitted to no educational or artistic training. My doctoral research project has sought to understand how Australian home educators approach arts education, of the challenges they face, and the way that existing knowledge and strengths are harnessed in delivering their children’s education. Moreover, using a Design Based Research approach, I have attempted to generate transformational research by working collaboratively with home educators to enact solutions to identified problems. This has resulted in the development and refinement of a website and online community aimed at supporting and enhancing home educators in the development of authentic arts learning, in addition to theoretical guidelines that can be applied to similar contexts. Thus, whilst home education is considered pedagogically distinct from institutional education, the findings of this project have highlighted that the challenges faced by home educating parents are very much like those faced by the generalist classroom teacher, and that similar means of support may be transferred across contexts.

Keywordsarts education, creative arts, generalist teacher, home education, home schooling, design-based research, design principles
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020399999. Other education not elsewhere classified
390101. Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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