The practice educator as museum guide, art therapist or exhibition curator: a cross-disciplinary analysis of arts-based learning

Couchman, Wendy, Hafford-Letchfield, Trish ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0105-0678 and Leonard, Kate (2014) The practice educator as museum guide, art therapist or exhibition curator: a cross-disciplinary analysis of arts-based learning. Journal of Practice Teaching & Learning, 12 (3). pp. 48-61. ISSN 1759-5150

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Abstract

The use of arts-based approaches in professional education in health and social care has gathered momentum in the last decade and their effectiveness has been well documented. There are helpful models in the education literature that begin to explain how these creative methods work in learning and practice, and that assert the significance of an emotional or affective level of learning. However, the process remains elusive, almost a ‘given’. A more cross-disciplinary analysis of affective learning is needed to guide arts-based methods and more robust evaluation of their use in health and social care education and practice. This paper identifies different roles that can be taken by the practice educator with a review of those theoretical models of affective learning that underpin them to help understand how and why arts-based approaches are effective.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): arts-based; affective learning; professional education and practice; cross-disciplinary; creative methods; social work
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 13658
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Depositing User: Trish Hafford-Letchfield
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 10:12
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 20:16
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13658

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