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Exploring art for perspective transformation
This webinar aims to discuss a book by Alexis Kokkos that has recently been published by Brill/ Sense. In the first part, Alexis will explore various theoretical approaches (by Aristotle, Dewey, Gramsci, Greene, Frankfurt School, Museum Education) that view our contact with art – aesthetic experience – as an important means for facilitating the emergence of insights that question the status quo, and facilitate the transformation of taken-for-granted, problematic perspective. The second part will involve the presentation of the educational method “Transformative Learning through Aesthetic Experience” that Alexis has developed, with reference to several practical examples that regard ways in which fine arts, literature and cinema can be exploited in the context of the method.
The book is available at: https://brill.com/view/title/59804
This event is free for ITLA members.
Alexis Kokkos is Emeritus Professor of Adult Education, Chairman of the Hellenic Adult Education Association, and member of ITLA’s Leadership Circle. He recently edited Expanding Transformation Theory: Affinities between Jack Mezirow and Emancipatory Educationalists (Routledge, 2020).
ITLA Coordinator: Wilhelmenia is Executive Director at Healthy Black Families, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Berkeley, CA that organizes individuals, families and the organizations that serve them into collaborative community empowered with skills to advance social equity and justice; with a focus on Black people, families and communities.