Breaking Free and striking gold: Young lives revealed through arts media in participatory research
The arts are being looked at as innovative modes of social, emotional and intellectual engagement for children and young people in teaching and learning contexts in public school systems. The potential for the arts media to assist students in developing strong subject positions has major implications by way of furthering their participation in school and community life. Through the disruption of purely traditional processes, children, young people and arts educators are clearing a path to more ethical, diverse and sustainable practices which make possible a broader use and understanding of the arts in school and society.
Lesley Ann Andrews Arts Education Consultant, Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board, Music Educator, Sydney River Elementary School, Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board
Diane Lewis Sessional Instructor, CBU Department of Education, School of Professional Studies, Visual Arts Educator, Riverview Rural High School, Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board
Verne Helene Lorway, PhD Adjunct professor, CBU Department of Education, School of Professional Studies, Secondary Music Educator, Sydney Academy, Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board
Bri McNeil Student, Da Vinci College, Halifax, NS