‘Art’efacts of knowing: Multiliteracies and the arts

Ryan, Mary E. & Healy, Annah H. (2008) ‘Art’efacts of knowing: Multiliteracies and the arts. In Healy, Annah H. (Ed.) Multiliteracies and Diversity: New Pedagogies for Expanding Landscapes. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, pp. 82-101.


The purpose of this chapter is to foreground the ‘self’ in critical framing through arts-based inquiry. We propose that experiential methods of inquiry are tangible means of understanding and expressing ‘self’ and its relatedness to the world. First we explain our use of the term ‘critical framing’ and how knowledge processes within a multiliteracies framework are applicable to the arts; secondly we distinguish between aesthetics and art and show how these concepts inform our understandings of arts-based inquiry; and finally we provide ‘snapshots of possibility’ for critical arts-based projects within a multiliteracies framework as proposed by Kalantzis and Cope (2005).

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ID Code: 10588
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: multiliteracies, aesthetics and art, arts, based inquiry, critical framing, self, expression, HERN
ISBN: 9780195558487
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics Business and Management) (130205)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Oxford University Press
Deposited On: 06 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 04:56

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