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Aesthetic pedagogy and digital resource design: Some considerations

Readman, K. and Wise, J. (2004) Aesthetic pedagogy and digital resource design: Some considerations. Change: Transformations in Education, 7 (2). pp. 89-104.

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Abstract

This article discusses pedagogical imperatives for arts educators in relation to Information Communication Technologies (ICTs). It asks, what pedagogical expertise do arts educators bring to the development of engaging and innovative digital learning resources? As first time instructional designers creating an interactive CD-Rom in an arts context, a number of discoveries were made regarding the place of pedagogical knowledge, specifically in relation to the aesthetic framework, visceral engagement and multiliteracies. The design of the CD-Rom "Physical Theatre, Performance and Pretext" developed for Drama Queensland in 2004 highlighted the benefits of engaging aesthetic pedagogy in design. In this article, we argue that when teachers and students are central to the design process the benefits of digital learning resources in educational arts contexts can be more fully realised. Arts educators are productive pedagogues; our territory is the creation of supportive learning environments, connectedness, intellectual quality and recognition of difference. Therefore, our challenge is the transference of this pedagogical expertise into digital environments.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Faculty of Education, the University of Sydney
Copyright: © 2004 University of Sydney
Publisher's Website: http://hdl.handle.net/2123/4525
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/61437
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