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Curriculum for Climate Justice: Transforming Environmental Knowledge through Socially Engaged Art Practices


Curriculum for Climate Justice: Transforming Environmental Knowledge through Socially Engaged Art Practices

Refahi, Leila ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4297-1342 (2021) Curriculum for Climate Justice: Transforming Environmental Knowledge through Socially Engaged Art Practices. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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By examining the interactive tools of Socially Engaged Art (SAE) and artmaking in dialogue, this thesis explores how transformational environmental knowledge can be developed in a learning environment focused on adult education. Using Design-Based Research (DBR), with the participation of six adults from different backgrounds, I designed and carried out four sessions of educational workshops on the following themes: Environmental Indifference, Climate Change, Animals, and Environmental Justice. I designed the workshops to provide a shared space for participants to create, learn, converse, and engage freely in the research process. This research illuminates how an integrated curriculum for Art Education, using Socially engaged art methods and an environmental approach, can provide opportunities to re-direct our thinking and learning and help us to re-imagine our connections with the environment.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art Education
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Refahi, Leila
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Art Education
Date:15 August 2021
Thesis Supervisor(s):Blair, Lorrie
Keywords:Transformative learning, Socially Engaged Art, Climate justice, Environmental Awareness, Conversation
ID Code:988715
Deposited By: Leila Refahi
Deposited On:29 Nov 2021 17:00
Last Modified:29 Nov 2021 17:00


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