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Crafting relationships with nature through creative practices

This book is about crafting in a more-than-human world. The volume discusses performative and aesthetic forms of learning, arguing that learning, and the negotiation of meaning, is a multisensorial and multi-species processes. Many of the chapters are creative and artistic, and framed in a poetic language. The poems and images not only contribute to a pleasant reading experience, but they play essential roles in communicating how to craft relationships with nature through creative practices.The chapters explore the roles of nature, materiality, space, improvisation, playfulness, and artistic practices in research and teaching. They showa variety of co-crafting processes that emergethrough more-than-human dialogues.
The contributors of the book come from different research disciplines, from architecture, ecophilosophy, outdoor life studies, and craft education; to art, creative writing, poetry, and the performing arts. They all seek to overcome narrow anthropocentric approaches to the arts, arts education and education in general, and propose possible paths to a pedagogy of care and responsibility. They exemplify an eco(multi)centric approach to creative practicesand invite readers to participate in a future of becoming together in a the more-than-human world.

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  • Pages: 220
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788215069203
  • Publication date: 21.12.2023
  • Book group: 219

Biljana C. Fredriksen

Biljana C. Fredriksen er professor i kunst og håndverk ved Universitetet i Sørøst Norge. Hun har de siste 20 årene arbeidet med undervisning og forskning ved Fakultet for humaniora, idrett og utdanningsvitenskap, med særlig tilknytning til barnehagelærerutdanningen.
Fredriksen har siden sitt doktorgradsarbeid som omhandlet barns læring gjennom lek med materialer, fordypet sin forskningsfokus mot skapende lek med naturmaterialer og barns samspill med naturen. Fredriksen har publisert en rekke artikler, bokkapitler og populærvitenskapelige artikler på engelsk og norsk om, blant annet, erfarings-basert læring, kvalitativ estetikk-basert forskning og barnehagelærerens roller.
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Per Ingvar Haukeland

Per Ingvar Haukeland er professor i økofilosofi og friluftslivsstudier ved Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge. Blant hans utgivelser er Life's Philosophy (2003, med Næss) og Crafting Nature, Crafting Self (2020, med Sæterhaug).
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