Aesthetic education is usually concerned with the role of arts appreciation in students’ personal development. Its advocates often pitch it in opposition to instrumentalism, but in doing so,...Continue reading blog post
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This blog post accompanies an article by McLain, Irving-Bell, Wooff and Morrison-Love (2019), in a political climate where an ideological interpretation of knowledge (Biesta, 2014; Muller & Young,...Continue reading blog post
Jill Lloyd-Jones is a Drama Specialist with an M.Ed. in Arts Curriculum and has been a popular teacher and consultant for schools and universities in Canada. As a teacher practitioner, her...
Call for SIG Convenor The Arts Based Educational Research aims: to understand education through arts-based concepts, techniques and practice to provide a platform for theoreticians and...
Should arts learning be ‘left to the community’? How the experiences of homeschoolers are shining a light on classroom arts learning
Although there exists a significant body of empirical evidence that demonstrates the value of the arts in education (Bamford, 2006; Ewing, 2010; Unesco, 2010), they nevertheless continue to be...Continue reading blog post
Not all young people get to access arts programmes. For those who do, the benefits have been widely recognised (de Roeper & Savelsberg, 2009; Catterall, 2012). However not all young people...Continue reading blog post
Dr Laura Nicklin completed her PhD February 2020, investigating Shakespeare Prison education projects. Laura has spent the last few years as a Lecturer and Research Fellow at the University of...
Read the editorial from issue #140: ‘How Inclusive of Children are our Educational Research Methods?’
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was written in 1989 and is legally binding in 195 countries. Articles 12 and 13 specify that children and young people (C&YP) have the right to...
Literary criticism of children’s literature focusses on the power relations between the adult writer and the child reader. At one end of the spectrum, this relationship is described as...Continue reading blog post
How inclusive of children are our educational research methods? Research Intelligence issue 139: Marking 30 years of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child This special issue of Research...
This blog post springs from a symposium I convened at BERA Conference 2018 entitled ‘Using creative methods to explore complex topics with young participants’. The symposium reflected my...Continue reading blog post
Regeneration, re-education and an anthem for peace: Insights for education from the re-education of Wilfred Owen during his 1917 convalescence at Craiglockhart War Hospital
From 26 June until early November 1917 2nd Lt Wilfred Owen of the Manchester Regiment convalesced at Craiglockhart War Hospital, Edinburgh. There is limited focus on Owen’s time in Scotland, but...Continue reading blog post