Dr. Rita Irwin, Professor
“When tradition becomes our master, knowledge is regulated and we forget our own becoming: we forget how to sense potential. Through artistic and educational living inquiry practices we begin to embrace our potential and open ourselves to the vitality of emergent knowing.”
Dr. Irwin facilitated a group of UBC faculty and students in conceptualizing a/r/tography, a form of arts based educational research first published in 2004. Since then countless theses and dissertations, journal articles and exhibitions/performances have been written/created using this form of research in over 20 countries in the world. In addition, her teacher education scholarship has advanced early career mentoring in BC, refugee education in Kenya, and arts education world-wide.
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