Volume 4, nr. 2: Undren og livsvarme i undervisningen

At leve vil sige at opleve. Vi lever så at sige kun, når vi oplever. At være levende vil sige at være oplevende. Meget kunne dermed tyde på, at kunsten og æstetikken er helt centrale for al undervisning og dannelse. Men hvordan kan vi fastholde kunstens og æstetikkens blik i vores ellers ofte banale, rutinemæssige og lavpraktiske praksis?
At leve vil sige at opleve. Vi lever så at sige kun, når vi oplever. At være levende vil sige at være oplevende. Meget kunne dermed tyde på, at kunsten og æstetikken er helt centrale for al undervisning og dannelse. Men hvordan kan vi fastholde kunstens og æstetikkens blik i vores ellers ofte banale, rutinemæssige og lavpraktiske praksis?

Artikler

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On the Nature of the Creative Mind – Creativity and Learning in educating the creative mind

By Jens Skou Olsen

In educating the creative mind, it becomes imperative to reach a deeper understanding of the creative mind and of creativity itself. A vast number of creativity research studies conducted in recent years indicates that creativity is closely related to art, artistic practice and artistic modes of relating to and communicating with the world around us. Furthermore, creativity researchers in the field generally agree to base their definition of creativity on value and novelty, and they thus agree to presuppose a more or less tacit range of utilitarian and anthropocentric categories. In educating the creative mind, it is therefore also imperative to investigate the teleological basis for our understanding of the creative mind – what is the purpose of creativity and how does creativity relate to and influence our lives, practice, learning and the world around us? This paper examines the nature of the arts and the creative process and proposes a definition of creativity that places the arts and arts-based education as one of the many ways to promote creative thinking and innovation. Finally, the paper argues as one of its main conclusions that any change towards more creative preschools and early elementary schools presupposes a change of the culture of the schools and that this change in its turn presupposes a deep and unfolded understanding of the very culture that we want to enrich.

Tanker fra Svalbard – Om undren, undervisning og ’practice-based research’ i kreative højere uddannelser

Af Finn Thorbjørn Hansen

Denne artikel tager udgangspunkt i nogle lærings- og dannelseserfaringer fra arkitekt-skolerne i Danmark og særlig Designskolen Kolding, hvor en mere fænomenologisk og undringsbaseret undervisningstilgang i disse år bliver afprøvet. Kan man tænke sig en alternativ form for universitetspædagogik, hvor de Fire Stemmer (System, Fag, Person og Sag) kommer i spil, og hvor ’practicebased research’ tænkes fra en grundlæggende fænomenologisk-hermeneutisk position og ud fra en idé om en ’forsknings-poetik’? Og hvorledes skaber man undringsfællesskaber i undervisningen? Kan man undre sig uden ord?

Livet er varmt - evalueringen er kold

Af Steen Nepper Larsen

Vi evaluerer skoler, skønhed, musik, skiferier, hjemmehjælp, sygehuse, skraldemænd, aviser, mekanikere, reklamer, læger, kommuner, fødsler, øl, ægtefæller og hjemmesider som aldrig før i historien. Vi investerer mængder af energi i at tale om livet. Vi nøjes nemlig ikke bare med at leve det – men hvirvles ind i en evindelig, selvkommenterende kultur & der er ingen mulighed for at undslippe – endsige for at råbe: Stop verden – jeg vil af!

Arts Education and Creativity

By Heather Moorefield-Lang and Barbara Day

Arts-based disciplines in the schools and the creative thought those classes generate are recognized in the areas of research and education. But arts education courses in our schools are being threatened with extinction. Do adolescent students see the arts-based classes offered at their schools as important to their creativity? This study explores the question “Does arts education have a relationship to eighth-grade rural adolescent students’ creativity?” Student questionnaires, focus-group interviews, and follow-up interviews were data collection methods used with 92 eighth-grade teen students. Strong emphasis was placed on gathering personal narratives, comments, and opinions directly from the students. Content analysis was used to analyze the student interviews. The students in this study had much to share on the arts courses offered in their school.
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PHD, Assoc. Prof. at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen

Jens Skou Olsen

PHD, Assoc. Prof. at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen
cand.mag. og Ph.d., universitetslektor ved DPU, Aarhus Universitet, fth@dpu.dk

Finn Thorbjørn Hansen

cand.mag. og Ph.d., universitetslektor ved DPU, Aarhus Universitet, fth@dpu.dk
Cand. mag., Ph.D., Lektor ved GNOSIS, Danmarks Pædagogiske Universitetsskole

Steen Nepper Larsen

Cand. mag., Ph.D., Lektor ved GNOSIS, Danmarks Pædagogiske Universitetsskole
Ed.D, Librarian, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Virginia, USA

Heather Moorefield-Lang

Ed.D, Librarian, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg Virginia, USA
PHD, Professor, University of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Barbara Day

PHD, Professor, University of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA