Jan van Boeckel

Jan van Boeckel
Hanzehogeschool Groningen · Academy Minerva

Doctor of Arts

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March 2008 - November 2011
Aalto University
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  • Research Assistant

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This chapter offers an account of a workshop in arts-based learning called “Metamorphoses of Organic Forms”. This detailed description of a particular practice may inform a discussion of ways in which artful approaches, in general, may come to matter in STEAM education, with implications for both educational research and practice. Added to that, th...
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Based on his personal experience, the author aims to examine some of the key competencies that he considers essential for facilitators of group activities in arts-based environmental education (AEE). In this, participants are encouraged to enhance their sensibility to the environment through artistic approaches. A case in point is a workshop called...
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Arts-based environmental education (AEE) denotes an emerging field of pedagogy wherein facilitated art practice intersects with and informs learning about our natural and cultural environments. In it, artmaking is appreciated as a form of coming to knowledge, of making meaning, in its own right, on par with other approaches such as inquiry-based le...
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This introductory article argues why it is both relevant and timely to reflect on ways in which art and ecology can be brought together in educational practices – the theme of this edition of Artizein. It also provides an overview of all written contributions.
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How can the teaching of biology contribute to sustainability education? The authors of this article suggest that their approach has the potential to increase the students' level of engagement with the natural environment. The scope of biology teaching can be widened by allowing room for more experience and art-based activities. Such a change may de...
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French philosopher Jacques Ellul (1912–1994) wrote almost 60 books and many hundreds of articles. He was one of the first to argue that technology is the decisive factor that determined the character of Western society in the 20th century. In his first book on the subject, La Technique (‘The Technological Society’), which went largely neglected by...
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Gregory Bateson was one of the great system thinkers of the last century. The year 2010 saw the release of a most interesting documentary on his work, entitled An Ecology of Mind. Completed more than thirty years after his death, filmmaker Nora Bateson (Gregory Bateson’s youngest daughter) directed a compelling introduction to the world of this thi...
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It seems to be our predicament that we live in post-normal times, characterized by extreme states of flux and uncertainty, and interweaving social, economic and ecological crises. And while we dwell in the eye of the storms that sweep around us, we – at the same time – relate to the world more and more through second-hand, that is, through technolo...
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In today’s technological world, human intertwinement with the rest of nature has been severely diminished. In our digital culture, many people hardly have any direct experience of and sense of connection with “the real” of the natural world. The author assumes that when we want to find ways to mend this gap, arts-based environmental education (AEE)...
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When we reflect on how environmental education can be innovated to meet the needs and challenges of today's world, and if we also consider the role that the arts can play in this, we are well-advised to take a closer look at the groundbreaking work of the great thinker Gregory Bateson. The year 2010 saw the release of a highly interesting documenta...
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One of the characteristics of arts-based environmental education is that it encourages participants to be receptive to nature in new and uncommon ways. The participant is encouraged to immerse him or herself in nature, to seek a “deep identification.” In my paper I explore if there could be cases where such immersion may reach – or even go beyond –...
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Translation of title (from Norwegian): Biology, art and sustainability How can the teaching of biology contribute to sustainable development? The authors of this article argue that direct experience in nature as part of biology education has the potential to enhance the interest in and concern for the natural environment among the students. By exp...
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Report of a one week seminar with six participants held in Greece in December 2010. All participants are engaged in the fields of art, science and teaching. The participants did exercises together, reflected on the processes and held presentations for the group on topics relevant for the field. How can a coalescence of art and science become teachi...
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Through my doctoral research at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki I aim to get a better insight in the epistemological foundations of arts-based environmental education. I have termed my research an “ethnographically informed inquiry,” as I want to both make use of my academic background as cultural anthropologist and to employ typical e...
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When educators try to encourage children to establish a bond between them and nature, they are faced with a major challenge. In general, many children seem to have lost interest in nature because it is less exciting than the world of electronic illusions. Educators seem badly in need of innovative ways to awaken and nourish the sensibility of child...
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This paper explores how environmental education of children can be enriched by drawing on contributions from the arts. When educators try to establish a bond between children and nature, they are faced with major challenges. Conventional environmental education, which is often very science- and data-centred, is not automatically appealing to young...
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This paper explores how environmental education of children can be enriched by drawing on contributions from the arts. When educators try to establish a bond between children and nature, they are faced with major challenges. Conventional environmental education, which is often very science- and data-centred, is not automatically appealing to young...
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Het gezichtspunt dat ik in deze bijdrage zal betrekken is dat de ecologische crisis zich niet alleen in onze omgeving-ons milieu-afspeelt, maar voor een belangrijk deel ook in onze persoon. Veel westerse mensen voelen nu een onbestemd gevoel van onthechting, van geestelijke eenzaamheid. Hoe nog een zin, een betekenis aan het leven te geven? Voor di...

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Thematize the triad of art, ecology and education