Creating Performances for Teaching and Learning

A Practice Session for Pedagogy

  • Chris McRae
  • Aubrey Huber

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Chris McRae, Aubrey Huber
    Pages 15-42
  3. Chris McRae, Aubrey Huber
    Pages 43-70
  4. Chris McRae, Aubrey Huber
    Pages 71-96
  5. Chris McRae, Aubrey Huber
    Pages 97-125
  6. Chris McRae, Aubrey Huber
    Pages 127-154
  7. Chris McRae, Aubrey Huber
    Pages 155-181
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 183-187

About this book


This book uses the metaphors of practice spaces and practice sessions to demonstrate the connection between creative and performance practices, and critical pedagogy. It offers a conceptual framework for using performance and creative practices as starting points for developing philosophies and practices of teaching that are grounded in aesthetic, creative, and critical approaches to education. The practice sessions for pedagogy presented include a range of creative endeavours, such as performance workshops, musical routines, crafting practices, and writing. By focusing on the critical function of creative practices, the book emphasizes the ways creativity can reveal the relationship between everyday acts, and social and cultural ideologies and structures. Creative practices also present the opportunity for imagining new, more socially just and inclusive, configurations of these relationships. This book is designed for teachers and students interested in critical pedagogy, performance, and creative educational practices.


Teaching Creativity Learning Educational Philosophy Critical Pedagogy Communication

Authors and affiliations

  • Chris McRae
    • 1
  • Aubrey Huber
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CommunicationUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.Department of CommunicationUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-54560-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54561-5
  • Buy this book on publisher's site