Crossing Thresholds and Expanding Conceptual Spaces: Using Arts-Based Methods to Extend Teachers’ Perceptions of Literacy

  • Shelley Tracey Queen’s University Belfast
Keywords: teacher education, adult literacy, arts-based, visual literacy

Abstract

The context for this paper is a teacher education program for adult literacy practitioners at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland.This paper describes and reflects on the use of arts-based approaches to enhance these practitioners’ conceptualizations of literacy, presenting their arts-based responses and their evaluations of the methods. The discussion raises questions about the inclusion of visual literacy in adult literacy teacher education programs.

Published
2009-03-01
How to Cite
TraceyS. (2009). Crossing Thresholds and Expanding Conceptual Spaces: Using Arts-Based Methods to Extend Teachers’ Perceptions of Literacy. LEARNing Landscapes, 3(1), 243-262. https://doi.org/10.36510/learnland.v3i1.328