Volume 1 Issue 5


e-JOURNAL: Volume 1 | Issue 5 | March 2010

'International perspectives on the development of research-guided practice in community-based arts in health'

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

Guest Editor
Max Wyman
Making the Case for The Arts
Box 245, Lions Bay, British Columbia, VON 2EO Canada
E: maxwyman@telus.net
T: +1 604 921 8207

'Making the Case for The Arts'

In recent years it has become increasingly evident that those who wish to advance the cause of the arts, culture and creativity as a recognized element of social policy and as a significant contributor to the new imagination economy have to find new arguments and evidentiary materials in their support, and new ways to present them.

The importance of advocacy of this kind (also referred to as public awareness or consciousness-raising) was emphasized in the Road Map that emerged from the UNESCO World Conference on Arts and Learning in Lisbon in 2006, and has been adopted as one of the three principal areas of interest and action by the World Alliance for Arts and Education at the World Creativity Summits of 2007 and 2008. Scholars and researchers address these issue from a broad variety of perspectives for this edition of the UNESCO Observatory E-journal.

The guest editor is Max Wyman, writer, critic, editor, cultural commentator, arts policy consultant, politician (he was the Mayor of Lions Bay, BC from 2005-2008), Officer of the Order of Canada, former President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and author of 'The Defiant Imagination: Why Culture Matters'. He led the Canadian delegation to the Lisbon conference, chaired the research team that prepared the Canadian report presented in Portugal, and has participated in each of the subsequent World Creativity Summits.

This refereed e-journal promotes the focus of the UNESCO Observatory for Multi-Disciplinary Research in the Arts to inform the development of future initiatives in this expanding field. The Observatory is establishing an international database of research to provide scientifically sound evidence of the individual and social significance of the impact of the arts, culture and heritage issues in education and across communities.

Papers from Volume 1 Issue 5

Editorial by Max Wyman Using the Visual Arts to Harness Creativity
Dr Frances Alter
Expanding Possibilities for Undeserved and Marginalised Youth Using Freire's Critical Pedagogy of Active and Reflective Arts Practice
Roberta Altman, Mousumi De
The Tyranny of Distance - Viability and Relevance in Regional Live Music Performance
Christina Ballico, Dr Dawn Bennett
Artist Meets Audience: Understanding the Social Meaning of Art on the Internet
Joke Beyl, Joke Bauwens PhD
Creativity and Arts-based Knowledge Creation in Diverse Educational Partnership Practices
Dr Angeliki Triantafyllaki, Dr Pamela Burnard
Finding 'The Power to Believe' - Creating Multi-Model Texts in the Intermediate Classroom
Dr Miriam Davidson, Dr Mary Ladky
Book Review -
Exploring Social Justice: How Music Education Might Matter

Juliet Hess
The Weavers' Exploration in Abu-Dhabi's Western Region
Leila Ben-Gacem
Creativity in the City: The New Measure
Dr Linda Lees
Advancing Inclusive Education and 21st Century Learning Skills Through the Arts
Géraldine D. Simonnet, James E. Modrick
If I Could Design My Own School: Students' Perceptions of Their Learning Spaces
Julia Brook, Jennifer Davis, Holly Ogden, Anna Peterson, Meagan Troop, Rena Upitis
Teachers' Experiences of Professional Development Programs in the Arts: Generalist Teachers as Arts Advocates
Rena Upitis, Azadeh Atri, Catherine Keely, Anna Lewis