Avril Loveless

Avril Loveless
University of Brighton · School of Education

BA, M.Ed, PhD

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This article describes a project to apply and validate a conceptual framework of clusters of purposeful learning activity involving ICT tools. The framework, which is based in a socio-cultural perspective, is described as ‘DECK’, and comprises the following major categories of the use of digital technologies to support learning: distributed thinkin...
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The ‘Body and Soul’ project is part of a wider narrative of myself as a teacher educator trying to understand the relationship between creativity and teacher knowledge. It written in the context of a popular interest in creativity, immersive focus, finding one’s element and developing craft in public discourse (Sennett, 2009, Gladwell, 2009, Robins...
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In 2004 Technology, Pedagogy and Education published a review of literature which framed current understandings of pedagogy and the implications for the use of ICT in learning and teaching in formal educational settings. This article revisits the topic in the light of more recent developments in understandings of pedagogy. It offers three theoretic...
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This paper reports on an aspect of the EC funded Argunaut project which researched and developed awareness tools for moderators of online dialogues. In this study we report on an investigation into the nature of creative thinking in online dialogues ...
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This special issue supports the conference ‘Valuing individual and shared learning: the role of ICT’ held by the Working Group 3.5 Informatics in Elementary Education in June 2008 in Prague, Czech Republic. The Editorial describes the focus and context of the conference. It draws attention to the wide variety of presentations by Czech colleagues, a...
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The paper is a theoretical reflection on a research study of ‘Create-A-Scape’, a software resource for making mediascapes to support learning in the primary and secondary school curriculum. Mediascapes are collections of location-sensitive texts, sounds and images that are geo-tagged or ‘attached to’ the local landscape, and learners use mobile tec...
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Conference proceedings: chapters and papers from an international conference held at Liverpool Hope University 5th–8th June 2007. This was a wide-ranging inter-disciplinary conference which encouraged submissions from three general strands of study including; those subjects which have enjoyed a substantial history of involvement in the field such a...
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Reporting on an international conference held at Liverpool Hope University 5th – 8th June 2007. This was a wide-ranging inter-disciplinary conference which encouraged submissions from three general strands of study including; those subjects which have enjoyed a substantial history of involvement in the field such as Theology and Philosophy, those r...
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This file contains the preliminary information in the 2008 book publication supporting the conference The Turn to Aesthetics in June 2007 including: Cover art details - Book Prelims - Contents - Acknowledgements - Notes on Contributors… Appendix - Conference Poster - Conference schedule: speakers and abstracts (June 2007)
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Quite by coincidence the timeliness of this theme has been brought home to me on several occasions over the past weeks. It wasn’t so long ago that a hairdressing saloon opened just up the road from where I live in York. It is an up-market establishment with the unlikely name of “Face, Etc”. What is striking, though, is that it has in big letters on...
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Art and social critic Hal Foster (2002) once suggested that much cultural autonomy — Kraus’s (1912) ‘running room’ (Spielraum) — has collapsed into a world where “everything from jeans to genes seems to be regarded as so much design” (17). For Foster, this ‘total design’ has co-opted the semi-autonomy of art and architecture and placed society in a...
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At the end of the conference that spawned this volume, the editors expressed to me the hope that the volume would accurately reflect that conference which, as they rightly noted, had been marked by a willingness to look optimistically across one’s disciplinary fences, and commitment to engaging with the concerns of others, while recognising the com...
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Poetry is, arguably, the most aesthetic of literary forms. To a greater degree than the prose writer, the poet engages with and manipulates the aesthetic and linguistic possibilities associated with syntagmatic and paradigmatic axes - that is, the way in which words are structured on the page and the selection of words from a set of all its inflect...
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Lee Miller’s photographs of the liberation of the concentration camps taken at Dachau and Buchenwald in April 1945 not only stand as historical records of the Holocaust, documenting the horrors and atrocities of the Second World War, they also contain a sense of aestheticism that makes them comparable to the war art of artists such as Pablo Picasso...
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In this essay we are talking about the style of Christian visual art that is commonly called conographic. This is a living tradition. It has been strongly preserved in the Eastern tradition of the Church of which there are a number of different, authentic styles, still produced today and all of which correspond essentially to what might be broadly...
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Playing with aesthetics This paper will propose that Theatre for Development (TfD) needs a radical overhaul of its aesthetics of participation if it is to make an effective, resistant response to the world of neoliberal instrumentalism in which it currently operates. It is further contended that the required change of direction must be guided by a...
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The paper attempts to discuss cultural education and aesthetic production using technologies that do not limit or over-influence them. It is part of the collaborative activities of Technological Educational Institute of Greece with European Schools of Design through Socrates/Erasmus programmes. The unique feature of this project and the case study...
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On first encounter, the relationship between management and aesthetics might seem somewhat tenuous. After all, management is concerned with strategy, projects, trajectories, staff; with marketing and sales, with accounting and the control of budgets. Business schools, it seems, deal with business analysis and with the functional aspects of manageme...
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It is my intention in this paper to present a point of theological conversation with the literature of Virginia Woolf, yet one which, significantly, is enacted through, is made possible through, a shared sense of the aesthetic dimension of human experience; our desire to interpret and create meaning for the world we live in, and our awareness of th...
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There is an expression in Persian culture saying that “truth is bitter” and by truth in this expression they mean the underlying reality before it is modified by effects of anticipation, pretence, or politeness. Due to its bitter taste, one can imagine that truth can hardly be described as beautiful. In addition, the concept of beauty is commonly a...
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Spiritual exercises which have been explicitly linked to philosophy have played a role in the formation of Western selves since early Greek culture. ‘Spiritual’ here denotes a concern with the entirety of one’s existence rather than a specifically religious concept, and this is not philosophy understood as confined to ‘academic’ purposes in a narro...
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The most interesting part of this paper falls at the close where I have set down a poem written by Edmund Cusick. Until his untimely death in January of this year, Edmund taught ‘imaginative writing’ at John Moores University in Liverpool, so he was a Liverpudlian of a kind. My aim in this paper is to provide a context in terms of which we can read...
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To avoid misunderstandings, I will begin (by way of preface) with three notes, commenting briefly on two topics — central to the key concepts of this conference — on which this presentation does not bear. First, I recognise the importance of (broadly) aesthetic consideration in many areas outside art (and perhaps outside the scope of philosophical...
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Sport has been a subject for visual artists from the representation of athletes on Greek vases to contemporary public sculpture. For example, with regard to the latter, The Spirit of Sport is a recently completed piece of public art dedicated to the sporting community of the northern UK town of Bolton. A 30 meters high stainless steel structure, it...
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More and more these days it is asked whether aesthetics is still possible. A question that, given the context and phrasing, seems to direct us towards its answer. Conferences and meetings, books and journal specials examine the issue of aesthetics, talk about rediscovery or return of aesthetics. Well known philosophers and aestheticians underscore...
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At a certain point in the late 20th century the word “aesthetics” withdrew from active service in the theoretical vocabulary of art. It had become both too universal and too particular. Too universal in that everything had become aesthetic, sport, management, theology, and so nothing was more aesthetic than anything else, not even art. Too particul...
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The notion of repatriation, which serves here as a metaphor for the general argument I wish to defend, is bound up with a few basic implications. First, there must be such a thing like a ‘homeland’. In the present context, this homeland is obviously the environment as the sum of whatever surrounds us. This includes not only natural surroundings, bu...
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Poetry written and performed by John Lindley: THE THIS AND THAT RANT it’s mobile phones and mobile phones in the cot, in the car, in the grave, in our bones it’s Millennium Bugs and Millennium Domes it’s replicate, duplicate, send in the clones. EARLYS AND LATES As a kid I never really understood what Dad did, leaving early on a 3-speed Raleigh,...
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The themes of this keynote lecture were presented through a set of images, questions and commentary. This paper is therefore offered, not as an academic paper, but annotations on elements of the visual presentation. A reading list of texts which informed the lecture is included. The focus of the keynote lecture was my personal experiences as a teac...
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Since the mid-1990s there has been a development towards acknowledging the value of practical knowledge and individual experience in archaeology in recent years. With the aim of gaining an understanding of individual agency and experience of the past, some theorists have begun to appropriate contemporary art practice and aesthetics. This calls for...
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This paper will consider the role of the arts in a hospital context through an investigation of their aesthetic, psychological, affective and physical effects. It may be useful as an introduction to provide a summary of the context in which the arts for health movement operates through an investigation of changes taking place in both the art world...
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Neil Campbell is a classical guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. As a solo guitarist he has produced three albums of original music; Through the Looking Glass, Night Sketches, and Fall. During postgraduate studies in musical composition at Liverpool Hope University, he began to develop a body of generative music compositions. His group T...
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This paper is divided into two sections: the first section discusses how the Olympic Art Competitions were created by Baron Pierre de Coubertin at the beginnings of the Modern Olympic Movement. The second section discusses the reasons for the International Olympic Committee to set an end to the Art Contests. Furthermore it displays which ideas the...
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The conference is over, the book is written, now the work of thinking aesthetics anew begins. Before the conference it seemed obvious that aesthetics would be a slippery word since it tended to shift unpredictably between academic, professional and everyday uses. As an academic discipline aesthetics stretches from the dawn of Greek philosophy to th...
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Poetry written and performed by John Lindley: THE THIS AND THAT RANT it’s mobile phones and mobile phones in the cot, in the car, in the grave, in our bones it’s Millennium Bugs and Millennium Domes it’s replicate, duplicate, send in the clones it’s Star Wars 12 at the Multiplex it’s unspecial films sold on special effects it’s physical jerks and...
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This paper will consider the role of the arts in a hospital context through an investigation of their aesthetic, psychological, affective and physical effects. It may be useful as an introduction to provide a summary of the context in which the arts for health movement operates through an investigation of changes taking place in both the art world...
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This paper is divided into two sections: the first section discusses how the Olympic Art Competitions were created by Baron Pierre de Coubertin at the beginnings of the Modern Olympic Movement. The second section discusses the reasons for the International Olympic Committee to set an end to the Art Contests. Furthermore it displays which ideas the...
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We were very fortunate to have Neil perform his music live during the conference and I know it was very well received by all. For those in the audience who are interested in all things aesthetical there are many lines of debate concerning the appreciation of live performance, composition and style – in music and poetry. For these reasons David Tore...
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The conference is over, the book is written, now the work of thinking aesthetics anew begins. Before the conference it seemed obvious that aesthetics would be a slippery word since it tended to shift unpredictably between academic, professional and everyday uses. As an academic discipline aesthetics stretches from the dawn of Greek philosophy to th...
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The article argues that preparing to be, in Shulman's words, ‘ready, willing and able’ to teach with ICT can be supported by an integrative framework of teacher professional knowledge which recognizes connections between subject domain knowledge, the didactic relation with information and communications technology (ICT), and an openness of mind in...
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This paper presents the first phase of a study in teacher education, which explored how a conceptual framework for creativity with information and communication technology (ICT) might be developed and expressed in professional development for primary education pre-service and newly qualified teachers. The Creativity and Professional Development Pro...
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This paper maps out the different perspectives on creativity, and the teaching and learning of creativity, and brings together latest thinking in this field. It is a rich resource of examples of the way that technology is currently used to support creativity through encouraging learners to make connections, develop ideas, create meaning, collaborat...
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If we are interested in changing education, we need more than ever to be interested in teacher education, teacher knowledge and teacher learning. If we want to encourage different approaches to teaching and learning, and new relationships between pupils and teachers, we need to understand the ways in which teachers come to learn, adapt and make suc...
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The paper presents a research perspective on a Secondary school-based project,, Art on the Net, which explored the interaction between practising artists, students and teachers using digital technologies in the visual and performance arts in school settings. The study illustrated the role that art education plays not only in providing an authentic...
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Meta-studies of the effectiveness of ICT (information and communication technology) in education indicate that it has about as much impact as any other innovation (Parr 2000). However, there are great expectations about ICT having as significant an influence ...
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This article identifies recent frameworks for describing creativity as an interaction between people, processes, domains and the wider social and cultural context, and outlines some of the concerns and policies in education in the UK. The characteristics of creativity proposed by the National Advisory Committee on Creativity in Education (NACCE) ar...
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The paper presents a study which focuses on the interaction between primary teachers' perceptions of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and their pedagogy. Their perceptions of ICT are explored in terms of their reported understandings of the nature and purpose of ICT in primary schools. A qualitative, case study approach was used to in...
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This article gives an account of the development of a re-search perspective in pedagogy and information and commu-nication technologies (ICT) in the context of visual educa-tion and the digital arts. The process shows the movement from realism to relativism; from a seemingly clear cut ap-proach of observation and categorisation; through a critique...
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ICT can be a catalyst for an interaction between practising artists, learners and teachers facing the challenges of developing pedagogy appropriate to new aspects of subject knowledge. This paper focuses on the ways the wider community can make a contribution to the ongoing curriculum, and provide insights into how ICT can extend the cultural exper...
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There is discussion about the definition of literacy in the Information Age and the nature of the experience, skills, knowledge and understanding that teachers will need to develop in continuing professional development. This paper discusses the context of policy and curriculum discussions; critiques an approach to information literacy; outlines th...
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Examined how children approached digital imaging technology to produce a visual image and the knowledge and experience student teachers need to develop children's literacy. Found that children developed a range of strategies to assist them with technical skills. Student teachers needed support in analyzing the nature of the children's learning and...
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The effective training of primary school teachers through partnerships between schools and initial teacher training institutions is the subject of much discussion in the United Kingdom at present. The quality of development of information technology (IT) capability for teachers depends on an understanding of the contribution of IT to teaching and l...
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Avril Loveless is Professor of Education at the University of Brighton, UK. Her research interests focus on creativity, new technologies and professional knowledge in education. She is the course leader for the Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) and teaches on postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in teacher education. Abstract As govern...
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'Art does not evolve by itself, the ideas of people change and with them their mode of expression' (Picasso, 1923) The question underpinning this Introduction to the Art Section of the SITE 2006 Annual, is a response to Picasso's statement - how might information and communication technologies (ICT) be used to express people's ideas in the Arts in...

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