Lifelong learning, the arts and community cultural engagement in the contemporary university

International perspectives

Edited by Darlene Clover and Kathy Sanford

Lifelong learning, the arts and community cultural engagement in the contemporary university


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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-0862-3
  • Pages: 208
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £30.99
  • Published Date: September 2016
  • BIC Category: Society & social sciences / Cultural studies, Education, Educational Strategies & Policy, Cultural studies, Education, Educational strategies & policy, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy, EDUCATION / General, EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General, Education
  • Series: Universities and Lifelong Learning


This book maps the work of adult educators, teachers, researchers and graduate students from North America, Europe and Africa who use the arts in their university classroom teaching, their research and in service. It is written specifically for graduate students, and educators working in higher education, communities, schools, and practitioners who want to learn how to better integrate the arts in their practice to critically and creativity communicate, teach, make meaning, uncover, and involve. The book contextualises the place and role of the arts in society, adult education, higher education and knowledge creation, outlines current arts-based theories and methodologies and provides examples of visual and performing arts practices to critically and creatively see, explore, represent, learn and discover the potential of the human aesthetic dimension in higher education teaching and research.


Introduction: Darlene E. Clover and Kathy Sanford
Section One: Arts-based teaching and learning
1. Embodied learning through story and dramatic play: Shifting values in university settings - Kathy Sanford and Kristin Mimick, University of Victoria
2. Dream, believe, lead: Learning citizenship playfully at the University of Cape Town - Astrid von Kotze and Janet Small, University of the Western Cape
3. Crossing a cultural divide: Transgressing the margins into public spaces fosters adult learning - Tara Hyland-Russell, St. Mary's University College and Janet Groen, University of Calgary
4. University teacher education and the Pop-up Art School - Christine Jarvis and Sarah Williamson, University of Huddersfield
5. Fear of glue, fear of thread: Teaching arts-based practice in the adult education classroom - Shauna Butterwick, University of British Columbia and Darlene E. Clover, University of Victoria
Section Two: Arts-based Research and Enquiry
6. Mentoring arts-based research in the academy: A tale of two professors - Randee Lipson Lawrence, National-Louis University and Patricia Cranton, Penn State University
7. Collage-making for interdisciplinary research skills training in Northern Ireland - Shelley Tracey and Joe Allen, Queens University
8. Theatre-based action research for health in Denmark - Mia Husted and Ditte Tofteng, Roskilde University
Section Three: Community Cultural Engagement
9. Weaving tales of hope and challenge: Exploring diversity through Metissage - Catherine Etmanski, Will Weigler, Grace Wong-Sneddon, University of Victoria
10. A new 'Age of Enlightenment': Challenges and opportunities for lifelong learning, museums and cultural engagement at the University of Glasgow - Maureen Park, University of Glasgow, Scotland
11. Empowering literary educators and learners in Northern Ireland: University-community engagements for peace - Rob Mark, University of Strathclyde
12. Creative pathways: Developing lifelong learning for community dance practitioners - Victoria Hunter, University of Leeds
Overlay: Messages, Tension and Threads - Darlene E. Clover and Kathy Sanford


Darlene E. Clover is Professor of Leadership Studies and Adult Education at the University of Victoria

Kathy Sanford is Professor in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Victoria

Lifelong learning, the arts and community cultural engagement in the contemporary university

Edited by Darlene Clover, Kathy Sanford

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