We would like to announce a new, edited book by Jay Hanes and Eleanor Weisman titled, The Role of the Arts in Learning: Cultivating Landscapes of Democracy.
Jay Hanes and Eleanor Weisman’s new book is grounded in philosophy from John Dewey and Maxine Greene. It sheds light on difficulties and practicalities of examining culture and politics within the realm of interdisciplinary education. Providing both theoretical and concrete examples of the importance of a contemporary arts education, this book offers imaginative ways the arts and sciences intersect with democratic learning and civic engagement. Chapters focus on education in relation to diversity, apprenticeship, and civic engagement; neuroscience and cognition; urban aesthetic experience and learning; and science and art intelligence.