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.