Aes­thet­ic ed­u­ca­tion and art teach­ing

Notes from the per­spec­tive of mi­gra­tion ped­a­gogy

Rather than asking about the culture of specific migrant groups, how these cultures can be described and what enables the understanding between different cultural groups, the perspective of migration pedagogy questions cultural practices which are used to establish a difference between «migrants» and «non-migrants» in pedagogical settings, why «migrants» are perceived as «migrants» and how children learn to understand themselves as «non-foreigner» or «alien». Migration pedagogy proposes to take into account everyday practices inside and outside of official spaces that try out and practice new and «resistant» forms of crossing the traditional boundaries: an inquiry into the practices, life-styles and histories that escape clear-cut deciding. The text introduces the idea that being attentive to this everyday creative potential of drifting, ambiguous positions and hybrid practices (or making this attentiveness possible), is a key point of reference for an aesthetic education informed by migration pedagogy.

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