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|Title: ||Teaching Is My Art Now|
|Authors: ||Stanley, Denise Y|
|Keywords: ||Denise Stanley, arts-informed inquiry, constructivism, collage, narrative, self-narrative, Visual Arts education, early career teachers, first year teaching, transitions, teaching as an art form, artists|
|Issue Date: ||3-Aug-2008|
|Publisher: ||University of Sydney.|
|Abstract: ||This arts-informed inquiry is grounded in the lived experiences of five self-proclaimed
artists including the researcher, who have turned to careers in teaching at varying stages of their lives. The stories of their transitions and evolving identities as both artists and teachers provide the investigative focus for this study. Although this research is relevant to teachers more generally, it specifically focuses on those who have chosen to teach Visual Arts.
Particularly suited to a postmodern, arts-informed inquiry, the diverse forms of knowing that create our everyday experiences are acknowledged. The researcher became the
bricoleur who collaged the individual stories of the first year artist-teachers into an
integrated work of art. This constructivist approach included the use of visual imagery to transcend linguistic description. Through artworks, photographs, a self-narrative and
novelette, the multiple ways these early career Visual Arts teachers came to understand themselves and their journeys are explored.
This study has the potential to inform novice teachers of the transitions they may experience as they enter the teaching profession. Possible challenges, including the recognition that idealised beliefs might be traded in for more realistic representations, are discussed along with the notions of teaching as an art and the concept of resilience.|
|Description: ||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Rights and Permissions: ||The author retains copyright of this thesis.|
|Type of Work: ||PhD Doctorate|
|Appears in Collections:||Sydney Digital Theses (Open Access)|
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