Reflexivity and aesthetic inquiry : building dialogues between the arts and literacy

Ryan, Mary (2014) Reflexivity and aesthetic inquiry : building dialogues between the arts and literacy. English Teaching : Practice and Critique, 13(2), pp. 5-18.

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Reflection can form the basis for powerful dialogue between the arts and literacy as we seek interpretive and expressive fluency across modes. Through deep, cumulative reflection we make aspects of our world and experiences more perceivable, and open them up for artistic expression and aesthetic inquiry. Such reflections are also the catalysts for self-awareness and identity building. Theories of reflexivity offer a useful lens with which to understand our relationship with the world and the people, texts and things within it. The reflexive process can prompt us to challenge our understandings and change our representations of self and others through text. This paper offers a discussion of reflexivity and the ways in which it can be expressed and performed in discursive and non-discursive ways to develop literacies through and in the arts.

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ID Code: 77512
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: reflexivity, aesthetic inquiry, arts literacy, reflective learning
ISSN: 1175-8708
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)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 10 Oct 2014 01:13
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2016 04:43

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