Deborah Fraser, Graham Price, Viv Aitken, with Gay Gilbert, Amanda Klemick , Lisa Rose, and Shirley Tyson
This article explores the notion of “relational pedagogy” in the Arts (drama, dance, music, and visual art) starting with the teacher–child relationship, peer relationships, and building communities of enquiry.
What is happening in arts teaching and learning in our classrooms? Recent NEMP reports tell us that Year 4 students are not performing well but that there is an increase in scores at Year 8.
This new professional development resource builds on research into teacher practice in Years 0–6 classrooms in New Zealand primary schools. It offers new insights into teaching the arts, challenging teachers to confirm, interrogate, and disrupt established rituals of practice.