The presentation presents a theory on how individuals become artist-teachers in adult community learning (ACL) in the UK by Abbie Cairns, Artist Teacher and Founder of ATACL conference
The presentation presents a theory on how individuals become artist-teachers in adult community learning (ACL) in the UK. The theory suggests three groups of artist-teachers, each experiencing a series of basic social processes in their journey towards becoming an artist-teacher. The social processes include experiencing art in childhood, art education, first career, informal teaching experience, practicing as an artist, teaching, training as a teacher, and identifying as an artist-teacher in ACL. The theory is based on interview data from 17 artist-teachers in ACL and uses grounded theory.
Abbie Cairns is an artist-teacher working in Adult Community Learning and is engaged in both art and teaching practices. Abbie is a text-based artist who makes and exhibits work regularly. Both of her practices are concerned with storytelling and communication.