Arts + Education Research
Fostering the conditions for art and education to thrive through interdisciplinary research.
The processes of art and education have much in common – both have the potential to inspire, critique, educate and bring about change. Our research focuses on the intersections between artistic practice and education. We ask how artists/educators foster conditions for creativity and creative learning to thrive; and how to re-imagine educational systems that enable learner agency, engagement, autonomy, critical reflection, intelligent discernment, and transformation. We explore how core elements of the creative process can be deployed to imagine and reimagine new possibilities for learning and practice in both education, community and public-sector settings, as well as society more broadly, in order to build a stronger, healthier, more equitable and sustainable society.
Research Theme Leaders
David Forrest PhD is Professor of Music Education in the School of Art at RMIT University where he is the program manager of the MA (Arts Management). He is a Fellow of the Australian Society for Music Education and an Honorary Life member of ASME. His research areas include doctoral education in the arts, curriculum and policy in education, and the Russian composer and educator Dmitri Kabalevsky.
Professor Kit Wise
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.
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