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With the multimodal affordances of today’s digital technologies, aesthetic and symbolic practices are more and more a part of people’s everyday lives the world over. Meanwhile, in schools, aesthetic approaches to learning are too often – increasingly – perceived as "extras" that can be relegated to the margins of the curriculum or eliminated entirely without repercussion. Yet, the arts expand our ways of knowing as surely as ethnography expands our ways of understanding our world. Indeed, several ethnographic research traditions have explored the pedagogical possibilities of artistic expression and performance, in and out of schools. How do we as educators envision the place of artistic and multimodal expression in our pedagogies? And what roles can we as ethnographers play in exploring and imagining possibilities for creative and aesthetic ways of learning/knowing in classrooms, schools, and learning communities?
As the Ethnography in Education Research Forum reaches its 35th year, we invite you to celebrate what is possible in teaching and research when conducted through artistic, multimodal lenses. We welcome the arts in ethnographic research (e.g. ethnographic films, ethnographic poetry) alongside ethnographies of arts education and aesthetic approaches to learning in formal or informal settings. We seek to showcase teachers, researchers, practitioner-researchers, students and artists who demonstrate what is possible in pedagogy through their imagination and creativity, especially in contexts that are less supportive of the arts. We foresee presentations of ethnography and pedagogy in the arts, through the arts, and as art.
University of Strasbourg
University of Pennsylvania
Stanford University and Brown University, emerita