Wellbeing in classroom arts collaborations

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McDonald, Janet, Aprill, Arnold and Mills, Deborah. 2017. "Wellbeing in classroom arts collaborations." Barton, Georgina and Baguley, Margaret (ed.) The Palgrave handbook of global arts education. United Kingdom. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 383-398
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Wellbeing in classroom arts collaborations

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2865
Book TitleThe Palgrave handbook of global arts education
AuthorsMcDonald, Janet (Author), Aprill, Arnold (Author) and Mills, Deborah (Author)
EditorsBarton, Georgina and Baguley, Margaret
Page Range383-398
Chapter Number24
Number of Pages16
Year2017
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISBN9781137555847
9781137555854
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-55585-4_24
Web Address (URL)https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/978-1-137-55585-4_24
Abstract

While the research undertaken for this paper was not exclusively addressing wellbeing in arts collaborations in school classrooms, its undeniable presence was acknowledged consistently by all participants, teachers in particular. Faced with the possibility of the complex deployment of a National Curriculum in Australia for the first time, teachers are generally reticent about the impact of a curriculum designed to measure student progress and reduce capacity for wellbeing. This chapter aims to draw some findings about the often ignored presence of wellbeing at the site of collaborative arts practice that is used to engage students across curriculum areas in Primary school. Wellbeing in education contexts is often assumed, yet the advent and adoption of the National Arts and Health Framework suggests that communities (in whatever context) should address the health (and financial) benefits of longer-term programs that promote wellbeing.

Keywordswellbeing; collaboration; artists in the classroom; landscapes of practice; identity; participation; reification; ambivalence; poetics of wellbeing
Contains Sensitive ContentDoes not contain sensitive content
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020369999. Other creative arts and writing not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Creative Arts
Radical Compliance Arts and Learning Laboratory, United States
University of Sydney
Griffith University
School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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