Transforming Education for Democracy through Aesthetic and Embodied Learning, Responsive Pedagogies and Democracy-as-becoming
Democracy is a lived experience. To flourish, democracy needs healthy roots in people’s engaged feelings, awareness and sensibilities as embodied beings connected with each other and their localities, communities, and the natural world. Democracy cannot be understood and enacted simply through cognitive learning or technical interactive skills. Yet, education for democracy gives little attention to nurturing those aesthetic, affective and embodied roots of democracy. This is because the learning theory on which most education for democracy is based omits a fundamental dimension of learning – that is, the aesthetic and embodied nature of learning. The ambition of this project is to remedy this omission.
The project will:
The administrative manager of the RTU project group
The Riga Technical University Researchers’ Team