Creativity through Mindfulness: The Arts and Wellbeing in Education (AWE) Professional Learning Programme

Southern, Alex (2019) Creativity through Mindfulness: The Arts and Wellbeing in Education (AWE) Professional Learning Programme. International Journal of Education through Art. ISSN 17435234 (In Press)

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Abstract

This article uses findings from a case study of an arts/education professional learning programme in Wales to construct a definition of creativity that reflects on and contributes to debates around the concept, and its value within education. The programme, Arts and Wellbeing in Education (AWE) focused on supporting school teachers’ wellbeing through creative practice. The research comprised a participatory methodology that sought to explore the circulating discourse around the key concepts of creativity and wellbeing in order to identify how the team leading the programme conceptualised the value of creativity, and how this was enacted. The findings point to a notion of creativity that is an inclusive, carnival experience that may improve wellbeing through mindful approaches to creative practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arts education, wellbeing, school teachers, creative learning, participatory research, poststructuralism
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Faculties > Yr Athrofa – the Institute of Education
Depositing User: Alex Southern
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2019 09:58
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2019 09:58
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/1136

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