Arts-Based Research, Resilience and Well-being Across the Lifespan

Editors: McKay, L., Barton, G., Garvis, S., Sappa, V. (Eds.)

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  • Illustrates the positive contribution and potentialities of arts-based research methods 
  • Highlight how arts-based research methods can support participants’ ability to cross social and cultural boundaries or constraints
  • Provides real world advice on how to enhance resilience and well-being across the lifespan
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This book investigates how arts-based research methods can positively influence people’s resilience and well-being, particularly in constraining environments. Using examples from arts-based research methods in different contexts and from across the globe, the book brings together a diverse range of perspectives to understand how both resilience and well-being can be supported in a world that is rarely stress free. 

Collectively they demonstrate how arts-based research methods can: provide agency through the foregrounding of participants’ voices; afford transformational learning opportunities; create opportunities for relationship building; support creativity and new ways of thinking; generate aspirations and hope; encourage forms of communication that expose ideas, emotions and feelings that previously might not have been known or known how to be expressed; and enhance reflection and reflexivity. The authors explore how art-based practices, such as clowning, collage, dramatisation, drawing, painting, role-play and sculpting, can be used to support the resilience and well-being of individuals and groups across the lifespan, and theorize how arts-based research methods can positively contribute to participants’ positive self-esteem, self-image and ability to cope with challenges and new circumstances. Academics, professional learning facilitators, higher education students, and anyone interested in resilience and well-being in the health and education sectors will find this an interesting and engaging text.


About the authors

Loraine McKay is a senior lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University, Australia. Her work involves capacity building to promote resilience, agency and efficacy within preservice and beginning teachers’ professional identity. She is interested in exploring the role of arts in reflective practice within teacher education.
Georgina Barton is an associate professor in the School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. She researches in the areas of the arts and literacy with diverse communities. She is a co-editor of the Palgrave Handbook of Global Arts Education with Margaret Baguley.
Susanne Garvis is a professor at the University of Gothenburg, and a guest professor at Stockholm University, Sweden. She researches in the field of early childhood education. She has been involved in national and international research projects, provided consultancy to government agencies and NGOs and developed expert reports for various agencies around the delivery of early childhood education. 
Viviana Sappa is a senior researcher and teachers’ educator at Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) in Lugano, Switzerland. She has substantial experience in research in education and VET and in teacher education with a focus on teachers’ resilience, identity development and transitions in the life span. Viviana is an adjunct member of Griffith Institute of Educational Research (GIER) at Griffith University.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction: Defining and Theorising Key Concepts of Resilience and Well-Being and Arts-Based Research

    Pages 1-12

    Barton, Georgina (et al.)

  • Early Childhood Education, Arts-Based Research and Resilience

    Pages 13-28

    Garvis, Susanne

  • How Arts-Based Methods Are Used to Support the Resilience and Well-Being of Young People: A Review of the Literature

    Pages 29-46

    MacDonald, Abbey (et al.)

  • Building Resilience Through Listening to Children and Young People About Their Health Preferences Using Arts-Based Methods

    Pages 47-62

    Coad, Jane

  • Promoting Resilience in Youth Through Participation in an Arts-Based Mindfulness Group Program

    Pages 63-80

    Coholic, Diana

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Arts-Based Research, Resilience and Well-being Across the Lifespan
Editors
  • Loraine McKay
  • Georgina Barton
  • Susanne Garvis
  • Viviana Sappa
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26053-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26053-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26052-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 351
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations
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