Volume 2 Issue 2

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH IN THE ARTS: e-JOURNAL

e-JOURNAL: Volume 2 | Issue 2 | December 2011

'Perspectives on Singing'

UNESCO Observatory, The University of Melbourne's Early Learning Centre
Refereed E-Journal, Multi-Disciplinary Research in the Arts. ISSN 1835 - 2776

Guest Editors

Rosalyn Black and Dr. Lucas Walsh

The Guest Editors, Rosalyn Black and Dr. Lucas Walsh from the Foundation for Young Australians invited papers that challenge or shed light on the participation of young people in the arts. The peer-reviewed papers selected for publication represent a wide range of disciplines, topics, research approaches, and countries of origin of authors. There is a particular focus on young people who position themselves not only as the target audience but as leaders and initiators of arts programs and initiatives. Important issues such as wellbeing, participation, education, identity and connectedness are brought together in this special issue.

The themes chosen were:

  • The use of the arts to engage young people, including innovative and culturally inclusive models of engagement
  • Patterns of youth participation in the arts
  • The experience of young people as leaders and initiators in the arts including arts organisation and management
  • Barriers to youth participation in the arts and strategies to overcome these
  • The perceptions of young people of the role of the arts in their lives.

FYA is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated solely to young people. Their mission is for all young people to have the courage, imagination and will to shape their education and create social change. Their research program documents and promotes young people’s capacity for active participation across all aspects of public life. It also provides a critical analysis of the ways in which young people and their participation are understood and approached.

Papers from Volume 2 Issue 2

Editorial – youth participation in the arts
by Rosalyn Black and Dr. Lucus Walsh
Tradition, innovation and fusion: local articulations of global scapes of girl dance
Dr. Anna Hickey-Moody
Situating art history for meaningful learning
Dr. Eliza Pitri
Doing it differently: youth leadership and the arts in a creative learning programme
Sara Bragg and Helen Manchester
Culture shack and the art of intercultural learning
Anne Harris
Evaluating the scared cool project: understanding peacemaking through creativity and personal development in Timor-Leste
Kim Dunphy
The effectiveness of youth audience participation at dance performances to promote the “Be Active” physical activity message
Christina Mills and Michael Rosenberg
A study of learning activities of community arts education through children’s art festival
Koichi Kasahara
Thinking, feeling and relating: young children learning through dance
Jan Deans
The creative citizen: citizenship building in urban areas
Claudia Pato Carvalho
Silent and strangled no more — dramaturgy as pedagogy: an application of John Dewey’s how we think to student playwrights
Crystal Dumitru
The future of music making and music education in a transformative digital world
Peter Gouzouasis and Danny Bakan
Cystic fibrosis transitions art project
Kim Wiltshire and Helen Kitchen