Bringing the Arts to the Everyday Lived Experiences of Young Children

Marni J. Binder

Abstract


The purpose of this arts-based education research was to explore the complex art forms in Bali, Indonesia, for a cross-cultural understanding of the everyday importance of the arts in the teaching and learning of young children. Five Balinese artists and one Javanese artist were interviewed to discuss their journeys as artists from a young age, their practicing art forms, and perceptions of the importance of the arts in their communities, cultural identity, and in the everyday lived experiences of children. While there is literature on the historical and complex art forms of Bali, giving context to the importance of time and place and hierarchies of the culture, little is documented on the interconnection between the arts as a paradigm that shapes culture and informs an understanding of the arts as important to teaching and learning. This research experience aimed to deepen the researcher’s understanding of how the arts are embodied and woven together in Balinese culture, and how this knowledge can be connected to the teaching and learning of children in the Canadian context.

Keywords


art education; arts and children; arts-based education research, Balinese artists, cross-cultural, holistic, spirituality

Full Text:

PDF HTML

References


Abrams, D. (1996). Spell of the sensuous. New York, NY: Pantheon Books.

Archibald, J. (2008). Indigenous storywork: Educating the heart, mind, body and spirit. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.

Balin, S. (2006). An inquiry into inquiry: (How) Can we learn from other times and places? Philosophy of Education, 1-12. Retrieved from http://ojs.ed.uiuc.edu/index.php/pes/article/view/1506/246

Bentley, D. (2013). Everyday artists: Inquiry and creativity in the early childhood classroom. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Berlinger, I.D.R. (2013). Balinese dance, drama and music: A guide to the performing arts in Bali. North Claredon, VT: Tuttle Press.

Bhattacharaya, K. (2008). Voices lost and found: Using found poetry in qualitative research. In Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor & Richard Siegesmund (eds.), Arts-Based research in education: Foundations for practice (pp.83-88). New York, NY: Routledge.

Binder, M.J. (2017). In conversation with Bob Steele. In M. J. Binder & S. Kind (Eds.), Drawing as language: Celebrating the work of Bob Steele (pp. 1- 12). Rotterdam, NL: Sense Publishers.

Binder, M.J. (2016). Spirituality and the arts: Interwoven, landscapes of identity and meaning. In M. de Souza, J. Bone & J. Watson (Eds.), Spirituality across the disciplines: Research and practice (pp. 285- 297). New York, NY: Springer.

Binder, M. (2011). Contextual worlds of child art: Experiencing multiple literacies through images. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 12(4), 367- 380. http://dx.doi.org/10.2304/ciec.2011.12.4.367

Binder, M.J. & Kotsopoulos, S. (2010). Living ishly: The arts as mindful spaces I the identity journeys of young children. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 23(2), 21- 27.

Butler-Kisber, L. (2002). Artful portrayals in qualitative inquiry: The road to found poetry and beyond. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 48(3), 1-9.

Creswell, J.W. (2008). Educational research (3rd Ed.). Upper Saddle, NJ: Pearson.

Dibia, I.W., & Ballinger, R. (2012). Dance, drama & music: A guide to the performing arts of Bali. North Clarendon, VT: Tuttle Publishing.

Dion, S. (2009). Braiding histories: Learning from Aboriginal peoples' experiences and perspectives. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.

Faulkner, S. (2009). Poetry as method: Reporting research through verse. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Goodlander, J. (2013). I Made Bandem. Asian Theatre Journal, 30(2), 323- 355.

Hesse-Biber, S.N. & Leavy, P. (2008). Pushing on the methodological boundaries: The growing need for emergent methods within and across disciplines. In S. N. Hesse-Biber & P. Leavy (Eds.), Handbook of emergent methods (pp.1-15). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Kelly, V. (2016). To see, to know, to shape, to show: The path of an Indigenous artist. In S. Walsh, B. Bickell & C. Leggo (Eds.), Arts-based and contemplative practices in research and teaching: Honoring presence (pp. 46- 65). New York, NY: Routledge.

Kind, S. (2017). Moonbear and the night butterfly. In M.J. Binder & S. Kind (Eds.), Drawing as language: Celebrating the work of Bob Steele (101- 116). Rotterdam, NL: Sense Publishers.

Kodi, I.K., Foley, K. & Sedana, I.N. (2005). Balinese mask dance from the perspective of a master artist: I Ketut Kodi on Topeng. Asian Theatre Journal, 22(2), 199- 213. http://doi.org/10.1353/atj.2005.0031

Lahman, V. M., & Richard, V. M. (2014). Appropriated poetry: Archival poetry in research. Qualitative Research, 20(3), 344- 355. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077800413489272

Leavy, P. (2015). Method meets art: Arts-based research practice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

McArdle, F. & Boldt, G. (2013) (Eds.). Young children, pedagogy and the arts: Ways of seeing. New York, NY: Routledge.

Miller, J. P. (2007). The Holistic curriculum (2nd ed.). Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

Olson, K. (2011). Essentials of qualitative interviewing. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Pearse, H. (Ed.). (2006). From drawing to visual culture: A history of art education in Canada. Montreal, QC: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Prendergast, M. (2006). Found poetry as literature review: Research poems on audience and performance. Qualitative Inquiry, 12(2), 369-388. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077800405284601

Prendergrast, M. & Leggo, C. (2007). Astonishing wonder: Spirituality and poetry in educational research. In L. Bresler (Ed.), International handbook of research in arts education (pp.1459-1477). Dordrecht, NL: Springer.

Riechle, N. (Ed.). (2010). Bali: Art, ritual, performance. San Francisco, CA: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

Rose, G. (2015). Visual methodologies: Introduction to researching with visual materials. University of Oxford, UK: Sage.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18432/ari29384

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.