Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Keynote Navigates Tides of Challenge and Change in Education

Press Release, May 20, 2014


Cheryl L. McLean invited to deliver  keynote address for Acadia University Summer Institute Conference


Navigating Tides of Challenge and Change

with Creative Arts in Research and Practice

 July 4, 2014 at Acadia University, Cheryl L. McLean will challenge educators to navigate the tides of challenge and change through creativity, research  and arts based approaches.   

Several key questions will be addressed in this presentation:

How do we engage today's teachers and educational leaders  in contemporary thinking that positions creativity at the centre of curriculum?     How can today's educators help offer solutions and navigate the tides of challenge and change with creative arts in research and practice?  What are topical examples of the creative arts in interdisciplinary research and practice currently making a difference in education and in programmes for community change?

Cheryl L. McLean is a leading contributor to the field of the creative arts in interdisciplinary research and practice, an educator, publisher, author and speaker, publisher of The International Journal of the Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice IJCAIP and editor of the CAIP Research series and books, Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change (2010), Creative Arts for Community and Cultural Change (2011), Creative Arts in Humane Medicine, Brush Education, distributed by University of Toronto Press (2014). Her journal and books feature international contributors exploring the intersections of the arts across disciplines in research in education, for social change and in healthcare transforming and broadening the way we think about the arts and creativity in education and practice for community and cultural change and in enhancing quality of life. She is also a trained actor and ethnodramatist.   Cheryl McLean  will be teaching the course Problems in Education, Research in Creativity for the M.Ed Curriculum Studies Program summer, 2014 at Acadia University.

She has been a featured keynote speaker, performer and facilitator for diverse groups among them The University of British Columbia/Okanagan Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, The Alberta Psychiatric Association, McGill Medical School, American Medical Students' Association, Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, Congress of the Humanities and has taught the course Creative Responses to Death and Bereavement at The University of Western Ontario, London. Among her esteemed colleagues are leaders in creativity and education in Canada such as Dr. Robert Kelly, University of Calgary and Associate Editor of the first two books in the CAIP Research Series. She is honoured to return to Acadia University, once again to teach and present the keynote address for the Acadia University Summer Institute. In October 2012 she delivered the keynote address for the emerging Arts Based Research Network at Acadia made up of the Faculties of Arts, Professional Studies and Science.

More information http://www.CherylMcLean.com