Tonal Textures and Reflective Practices: Teacher as Researcher in Integrated-Arts Inquiry

By Lorna Ramsay.

Published by The Arts Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

My narrative inquiry is theory-in-action, reflective arts practices through tonal textures of photography and poetry. This autobiography/fictional biography evokes challenging engagement in teaching, learning, and researching. I demonstrate my processes and my autistic student’s journey of allowing a hearing as we ‘take on’ pedagogy of aesthetic experiences that unlock silent meaning within sounds and embodied knowing through corporeal expression in reflective, integrated arts experiences.

Keywords: Reflective Arts Practices, Special Education, Arts Integrated Curriculum, Phenomenology, Embodied Voice, Teaching as Performance

International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.7-12. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.098MB).

Dr. Lorna Ramsay

PhD Candidate, Faculty of Education, Arts Education, Simon Fraser University, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I am a musician, poet, photographer, and educator with experience in Special Education. In my narrative, arts-based inquiry, knowing who I am as an artist/learner/educator means researching my embodied voice, developing imaginative portals around borders of my identities that blur structures of accepted and expected schemes of learning. I am a fifth year PhD Candidate in Arts Education, Simon Fraser University, Canada. I am an instructor at SFU, and a mother of four sons.

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