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Building a Pedagogy of Idea Generation and Embodied Inquiry

Joranson, Kate (2023) Building a Pedagogy of Idea Generation and Embodied Inquiry. Art History Pedagogy and Practice, 8 (1).

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What futures become possible when we center questions, inquiry, and affective responses in research processes? What does it mean to support encounters with new ideas? In this article, I explore non-extractive models of teaching and learning, sharing ways of making space for idea generation, an under-described part of research and creative practice. The coming-up-with-ideas part of creative and scholarly work can be challenging to articulate, share, and teach. What if we paused and stretched this part out, making it more visible? By browsing physical collections of books in community with one another, during “curated browsing” experiences, we give ourselves — both faculty and students alike — space and time to meander, wonder, share observations, and disrupt transactional models of learning and scholarship. We build an awareness of how ideas are informed by power structures, and co-create humanizing spaces where knowledge is relational and embodied. By centering inquiry and idea generation, we activate the intersection of research, pedagogy, and lived experience.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Joranson, Katek.joranson@pitt.eduKMJ190000-0001-7213-177X
Date: 1 June 2023
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Art History Pedagogy and Practice
Volume: 8
Number: 1
Publisher: Art History Teaching Resources (AHTR), a peer-populated open educational resource, in partnership with the Office of Library Services of the City University of New York and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York
Schools and Programs: University libraries > University Library System
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Art History, Libraries, Critical Pedagogy, Inquiry, Curated Browsing, Creative Practice, Art Librarianship
Article Type: Research Article
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2023 13:56
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2023 13:57


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