Year in review: Books published in 2017

Learn more about the three books published by two faculty members this past year.

21 December 2017

This past year, two Secondary Education faculty members jan jagodzinski and Alexandra Fidyk published a total of three books on topics ranging from poetic inquiry, art education and the future of education.

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Poetic Inquiry: Enchantment of Place

In the tradition of a decade of bi-annual gatherings of the International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry, this volume edited by Alexandra Fidyk and her colleages serves as the fifth refereed symposium anthology. Enchantments of Place celebrates poetry and poetic voices-theorizing and exploring poetic inquiry as an approach, methodology, and/or method for use in contemporary research practices.

Poetic inquiry has increased in prominence as a legitimate means by which to collect, assimilate, analyze, and share the results of research across many disciplines. With this collection, we hope to continue to lay the groundwork internationally, for researchers, scholars, graduate students, and the larger community to take up poetic inquiry as a way to approach knowledge generation, learning, and sharing.

This volume specifically works to draw attention to the ancient connection between poetry and the natural world with attention to broadening the ecological scope and impact of the work of poetic inquirers.

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What Is Art Education? After Deleuze and Guattari

This edited book by jan jagodzinski gathers seven established art educators-educator artists who address art education from the philosophical position of Deleuze and Guattari. This book raises questions as to where the future of art and its education might be heading if the focus on art was to be repositioned along Deleuze and Guattari's philosophy of immanence. The chapters are speculative as they query what is 'thinking' in the art process. There is an attempt to project other forms of what art can 'do,' and the curriculum that can emerge when a student-centered problematic is explored along such lines.

Includes a chapter by Secondary Education PhD student Jessie Beier and faculty member Jason Wallin.

The Precarious Future of Education: Risk and Uncertainty in Ecology, Curriculum, Learning, and Technology

This volume by jan jagodzinski examines the challenges weighing on the future of education in the face of globalization in the twenty-first century. Bringing together eleven authors who explore the paradox of an "after" to the future of education, each chapter in this book targets three important areas: ecology as understood in the broader framework of globalization and pedagogy; curriculum concerns which impact learning; and the pervasiveness of technology in education today.

Includes chapters by Secondary Education faculty members Cathy Adams, Kent den Heyer, Alexandra Fidyk, and Gregory Thomas, as well as PhD student Jessie Beier and professors emeriti Terry Carson and Jim Parsons.