Academia

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Dr DENISE STANLEY BA, MAT, PhD Associate Lecturer

 

Peer-Refereed Academic Publications:

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Discussions on Teaching as a Form of Art

By: Denise Stanley

Abstract:

While increasing numbers of teachers begin to explore approaches that are more artistic than scientific in character, shifts within postmodernism bring about new conceptualisations of how education works and what purposes teaching should serve. This article argues for a view of education that differs in fundamental ways from the positivist perspective which now prevails.

As change occurs within the scholarly community, research has strayed from emphasising generic teaching behaviours that gave currency to the “clinical information processor” label that teachers once possessed. Teachers should no longer be those who implement the prescriptions of others, but rather collaborators in the construction of knowledge (Eisner, 2002). It is this type of belief that has come to characterise a current understanding that the act of teaching might be viewed as an art form; but do teachers themselves consider their daily work a form of art?

Teachers are Artists / Artists are Teachers international journal for the arts Using Arts-Informed Inquiry as a Research Approach By: Dr Denise Stanley Abstract: Arts-informed inquiry blends the systematic and rigorous qualities of social science inquiry with the creative and imaginative qualities of the arts but with a greater capacity to reach audiences beyond the academy. The intention for research to appeal to a wide audience becomes an explicit endeavor to make a difference not only in the lives of ordinary citizens but also in the thinking of policy makers, politicians, legislators and other key decision makers (Cole & Knowles, 2008). Through arts-informed inquiry, researchers honour the diverse forms of knowing that are part of everyday experience. Our goals relate to relevance, accessibility and engagement in research projects. Whether it is literary, visual or performance, this relatively new qualitative approach allows art to inform processes and representations of scholarly inquiry. As such, the relationship between the purpose of the research (related to knowledge advancement) and the developing competence of the chosen art form is crucial. This paper demonstrates how arts-informed inquiry was utilised in the creation of my PhD thesis. Using Arts-Informed Inquiry as a Research Approach

Teachers are Artists / Artists are Teachers

By: Denise Stanley

Abstract:

While acknowledging the view that teachers are artists, this study looks specifically at artists who now see themselves as teachers.

 

2008

Graduation from the University of Sydney

PhD in Education

Dr Denise Stanley PhD Visual Arts Education educational psychology university of sydney Australia graduation
Dr Denise Stanley PhD Visual Arts Education educational psychology university of sydney Australia graduation
Dr Denise Stanley PhD Visual Arts Education educational psychology university of sydney Australia graduation
Dr Denise Stanley PhD Visual Arts Education educational psychology university of sydney Australia graduation Master of Arts in Teaching Southern Oregon University MAT USA
Master of Arts in Teaching: Southern Oregon University, USA
Bachelor of Arts BA Visual Arts CSUS California State University Sacramento Dr Denise Stanley PhD Visual Arts Education educational psychology university of sydney Australia graduation Master of Arts in Teaching Southern Oregon University MAT USA
Bachelor of Arts, Music and Visual Arts: California State University Sacramento

Arts-integrated research: The collages below tell the story of my thesis…

Arts-integrated research Teaching is my art now arts informed inquiry dr denise stanley artworks phD university of sydney australia
What Happened?
Meret oppenheim Arts-integrated research Teaching is my art now arts informed inquiry dr denise stanley artworks phD university of sydney australia research participant
Who Is Meret?
Margaret Preston Meret oppenheim Arts-integrated research Teaching is my art now arts informed inquiry dr denise stanley artworks phD university of sydney australia research participant
Who Is Margaret?
Marcel Duchamp Margaret Preston Arts-integrated research Teaching is my art now arts informed inquiry dr denise stanley artworks phD university of sydney australia research participant
Who Is Marcel?
Who Is Bridget?