'Art'efacts of knowing: multiliteracies and the arts

Mary Ryan, Annah Healy

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The purpose of this chapter is to foreground the ‘self’ in critical framing through arts-based inquiry. We propose that experiential methods of inquiry are tangible means of understanding and expressing ‘self’ and its relatedness to the world. First we explain our use of the term ‘critical framing’ and how knowledge processes within a multiliteracies framework are applicable to the arts; secondly we distinguish between aesthetics and art and show how these concepts inform our understandings of arts-based inquiry; and finally we provide ‘snapshots of possibility’ for critical arts-based projects within a multiliteracies framework as proposed by Kalantzis and Cope (2005).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultiliteracies and diversity in education
Subtitle of host publicationnew pedagogies for expanding landscapes
EditorsAnnah Healy
Place of PublicationSouth Melbourne, Vic.
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780195558487
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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