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Click, Clack, Move: Facilitation of the Arts as Transformative Pedagogy

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Click, Clack, Move: Facilitation of the Arts as Transformative Pedagogy

Vettraino, Elinor, Linds, Warren and Goulet, Linda (2013) Click, Clack, Move: Facilitation of the Arts as Transformative Pedagogy. Journal of Transformative Education, 11 (3). pp. 190-208.

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Abstract

This article explores the arts’ potential to transform the relationships between students and teachers, so that education becomes an ‘‘as if ’’ world, where education is an act of social justice. Interweaving themes from the children’s book Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type with theories of transformative pedagogy and their own teaching practices in Canada and Scotland, the authors look at the metonymic way in which the children’s story, as a form of performative writing, explores democracy, leadership, and group dynamics. Drawing from a concept of social justice as being a multi- or interdisciplinary experience that enables individuals to make sense of the social system around them, we explore how we have embraced transformative pedagogy in working with groups. In the process of the workshop, a shared space is opened up, where the exploration of stories can lead all participants to engage in transformative dialogue through visual images, movement, sound and physicality.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Applied Human Sciences
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Vettraino, Elinor and Linds, Warren and Goulet, Linda
Journal or Publication:Journal of Transformative Education
Date:July 2013
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1177/1541344613499826
ID Code:978221
Deposited By: WARREN LINDS
Deposited On:22 Jan 2014 21:41
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:46
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