What’s Among and Between Us: Mining the Arts for Pedagogies of Deep Relation

  • Jessica Whitelaw University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education
Keywords: arts, arts-based, literacy, relational learning, pedagogy

Abstract

In this paper, I share results of collaborative inquiry with youth and teachers into how the arts can create more relational learning spaces in the classroom. I offer a framework for relational teaching and learning through the arts guided by the questions: Who am I? Who are you? And who are we? Through these dimensions, I explore how arts-based practice can support new ways of being in the classroom, where teaching creates conditions for students to be “among and between”: in relation to the material, the teacher, and importantly, to themselves, to each other, and to the world around them.

Published
2021-06-24
How to Cite
WhitelawJ. (2021). What’s Among and Between Us: Mining the Arts for Pedagogies of Deep Relation. LEARNing Landscapes, 14(1), 421-436. https://doi.org/10.36510/learnland.v14i1.1055