Reclaiming the art of teaching

Lupton, Mandy (2013) Reclaiming the art of teaching. Teaching in Higher Education, 18(2), pp. 156-166.

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This paper explores the art and craft of teaching in higher education. It presents a model of the relationship between art and craft drawn from the author’s theoretical and empirical work, and provides examples from the higher education context to illustrate the model. It discusses the characteristics of teaching as art and craft and critiques the move towards standardisation and conformity in favour of originality, creativity and innovation. It suggests that to see teaching as art is more holistic, satisfying and transformative than to see it as craft. It argues for reclaiming the art of teaching and provides strategies for encouraging and supporting artistic teaching.

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ID Code: 51047
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: teaching, learning, higher education, art , craft, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/13562517.2012.694098
ISSN: 1356-2517
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Taylor and Francis
Deposited On: 25 Jun 2012 22:44
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2014 17:58

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