Re-imagining the Art School

Paragogy and Artistic Learning

  • Neil Mulholland

Part of the Creativity, Education and the Arts book series (CEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Neil Mulholland
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 127-145

About this book


This book proposes ‘paragogic’ methods to re-imagine the art academy. While art schooling was revolutionised in the early 20th century by the Bauhaus, the author argues that many art schools are unwittingly recycling the same modernist pedagogical fashions. Stagnating in such traditions, today’s art schools are blind to recent advances in the scholarship of teaching and learning. As discipline-based education research in art eternally battles the perceived threat of epistemicide, transformative educational practices are rapidly overcoming the perennialism of the art school. The author develops critical case studies of open source and peer-to-peer methods for re-imagining the art academy (para-academia) and andragogy (paragogy). This innovative book will be of interest and value to students and scholars of the art school, as well as how the art academy can be reimagined and rebuilt.



Contemporary Art Andragogy Paragogy Open Education Educational Turn the art academy Bauhaus

Authors and affiliations

  • Neil Mulholland
    • 1
  1. 1.Edinburgh College of ArtThe University of EdinburghEdinburghUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-20628-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-20629-1
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