Interdisciplinary Arts: Old Wine in New Bottles

By Clare Henderson, Graham J. Price and Viv Aitken.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This paper outlines a paradigm of interdisciplinary arts practice trialed recently with a group of undergraduate student teachers in New Zealand.

Keywords: Interdisciplinary Arts, Arts Ideas, Development of Arts Ideas, Arts Elements, Devices and Conventions

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp.41-50. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.103MB).

Clare Henderson

Clare Henderson is Senior lecturer in Music Education at the University of Waikato, where she co ordinates the primary and secondary music education teaching team. She teaches face to face and on -line in Teaching and Learning music papers for generalist student teachers at undergraduate and post graduate levels. She also teaches in Arts Education and Interdisciplinary Arts papers. Her research interests centre around gender and music technology, inclusiveness in music education and children's development and refinement of musical ideas in music composition. Working collaboratively with other Arts researchers, she is soon to commence work on a two year government educational research contract to investigate creative process in the Arts in primary school settings. Clare regularly musically directs musicals and choral activities in the local community.

Graham J. Price

Graham Price makes jewellery, paints and sings a cappella music in the public domain. He has taught art, art history and art education for 30 years in diverse primary, secondary and tertiary and community settings in New Zealand. The past 15 years of pre-service lecturing and regional leadership of arts curriculum professional development for teacher education inform his current research interests into children’s development of talk about art, and how children's ideas develop in the arts.

Viv Aitken

Viv Aitken graduated in Drama and English from the University of Wales in 1990. She has completed an MPhil in Drama and recently submitted a PhD thesis on the subject of audience protest in the theatre. Before moving to New Zealand, Viv worked as a Stage Manager in various theatres in Dublin, Ireland, and continues to enjoy freelance theatre work in Hamilton. Viv has taught Drama, Theatre Studies and Drama Education in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels in New Zealand. She has also developed a number of Theatre in Education programmes in conjunction with local schools. She currently lectures undergraduate, drama education programmes to pre-service, student teachers at the University of Waikato.


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