Title: Teaching, Learning and Research in the Creative Arts: An Integrated Perspective
Editors Maureen Miner, Director of Research & Martin Dowson, Director of Academic Development, Wesley Institute
Call for Chapters Stage 2
Mission of the Volume
The mission of the Volume is to highlight: (a) the overarching value of the Creative and Performing Arts, particularly in Higher Education settings; (b) specific contributions the Arts make to the aesthetic, intellectual and spiritual development of tertiary students; and (c) innovation and good practice in teaching, higher learning and research in the Arts.
The Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) make a critical contribution to the welfare, wellbeing and expressive potential of individuals, communities and whole societies. Through involvement in the Arts, students acquire a range of generic and specific skills in design, composition and performance; whilst collaboratively utilising diverse materials, processes and environments. Artistic productions and performances develop ‘core’ academic capabilities, and represent the application of creative and synthetic thought, aesthetic awareness, socio-cultural sensitivity and spiritual discernment. Integration in the Arts may involve linking theory and practice; recognising the importance of faith and belief in creative inspiration and expression; educating in, and for, the Arts using diverse methods and practices; and harmonising perspectives and practices germane to two or more artistic disciplines.
The editors have already received excellent contributions to the Volume. However, they would welcome more contributions on any of the topics below, or on related topics relevant to the Mission of the volume:
- The place of the Arts in higher education
- The contribution of the Arts to holistic human development
- Faith, creativity, culture and higher learning
- Curriculum development and arts-appropriate assessment strategies
- Innovation and integration in teaching and for student engagement with the Arts
- Professional studies, and managing transitions to work and vocation
- The contribution of extra-artistic disciplines (e.g., theology, psychology, sociology) to the Arts
Interested authors should e-mail a 250 word proposal to Dr Maureen Miner email@example.com or Dr Martin Dowsonmartin.firstname.lastname@example.org before 1st March, 2015. Each proposal should identify:
- the author(s),
- author’s/authors’ institutional affiliation,
- chapter title,
- proposed content, and
- a brief rationale outlining how the chapter will contribute to the Mission of the Volume.
International Association for the Psychology of Religion
The IAPR organizes conferences on a bi-annual basis. The next IAPR conference is scheduled for 17-20 August 2015 and will be held in Istanbul, Turkey. Further information on the conference can soon be found at: http://psychology-of-religion.com/conferences/
Rediscovering the spiritual in God’s creation: Graeme Clark Research Institute Conference
The international conference, Rediscovering the Spiritual in God’s Creation, is being hosted by Tabor Adelaide from the 10th-13th March 2015. Despite growing awareness of environmental issues, especially over the last decade, the overall situation is not improving. The ecological crisis is not just an environmental issue. Fundamentally, it is a moral, philosophical and religious issue that needs addressing. The conference brings together a group of leading scholars and experts in the fields of ethics, ecology and theology in order to take the current conversation in ecotheology a step further by generating a multidisciplinary perspective on the spiritual in creation, leading to fresh horizons with regard to liturgy, justice and discipleship. The conference seeks to explore the experience of God in creation, with a view to fostering and enhancing worship, spirituality, justice and discipleship within the Christian community. The uniqueness of the conference is its focus on ecology and spirituality, and its orientation towards practical outcomes within faith communities. – See more at: http://taboradelaide.edu.au/home/root/aboutus/graeme-clark-research-institute/news-events/607-gcri-conference#sthash.d1iPo7vI.dpuf
The Bi-annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality 2015
Holiness: On the Holy, the Holy One, Sanctification and Saints
Saint Augustine College, Johannesburg (South Africa)
Thursday May 21 – Sunday May 24, 2015
Wednesday May 20 – Thursday May 21, 2015: Pre-Conference Meeting on “An Orientation to Mysticism. Reflecting on Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism”, with Bernard McGinn.
Announcing its second biannual conference, the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality (SSCS), in collaboration with the Spirituality Association of South Africa (SPIRASA), warmly welcomes its members and friends to a meeting at the campus of St. Augustine College in Johannesburg, South Africa. It invites submissions on any topic of current interest to its members. It also welcomes in particular the submission of proposals for papers, panels, and workshops on topics related to the specific theme of holiness. The SSCS welcomes ecumenical and inter-religious approaches and reflection on pedagogy and spiritual formation.
The conference will explore holiness through a range of questions: What is “the holy”? How have understandings of holiness developed; how are they critiqued? How have people in various contexts expressed and embodied their desire to grow in holiness, and how do they – or others – evaluate its fruits?
For more information see http://sscs.press.jhu.edu/annual_meeting/sscs_conference.html
Spirituality & Creativity in Management World Congress
2015: Challenges for the future
Barcelona, Spain, April 23-25.
Sponsored by ESADE, Ramon Llull University.
For more information see http://www.esade.edu/homesite/eng/scmwc