Teaching artfully: On encountering the unknown in higher education

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In this contribution I address the challenges and rewards that are brought by teaching creatively in higher education. By looking auto-ethnographically at my own practice as educator at undergraduate and graduate programs in Denmark, I describe a number of creative educational tools: metaphor-building by means of artefacts, integrated use of visuals in lectures, and dramaturgical structure in educational design. My objective in teaching creatively is to inspire my students, who are educators-to-be or facilitators of educational processes and are used to problem-based-learning approaches (PBL), to (more) critical and original thinking. The aspiration of the present contribution is to disseminate my thoughts, reflections, experiences and engage in a conversation with a scholarly field, to whom academia is much more than logical-verbal transmission of knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
JournalVisual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Art
Volume5
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)67-76
Number of pages10
ISSN2045-5879
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Teaching artfully : On encountering the unknown in higher education. / Chemi, Tatiana.

In: Visual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Art, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2016, p. 67-76.

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