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Arts-Based Approaches to Mass Atrocity Education

  • Cary LaneEmail author
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Abstract

In this chapter, Dr. Cary Lane, faculty coordinator of the 2014–2015 NEH/KHC Colloquium Series, “Testimony Across the Disciplines: Cultural and Artistic Responses to Genocide,” reviews the pedagogical theories that led him, and other colleagues, to practice mass atrocity education through an arts lens. He explores foundational ideas in higher education; provides examples of arts-based/creative educational approaches to the study of genocide; and summarizes several large-scale, student-centered, arts-based, interdisciplinary pedagogy projects that integrated campus cultural resources for the purposes of genocide education. Dr. Lane demonstrates how creative approaches encourage understanding, synthesis, and response to genocide-related content; how art practice can—and should—be used as a research platform for topics of mass violence; and how campus cultural centers provide pivotal resources for researching and presenting arts-based deliverables.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EnglishQueensborough Community College, CUNYBaysideUSA

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