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Guest Lecture Series 21-22: In Conversation with John Baldacchino

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The first event in our GLS21-22 features invited speaker John Baldacchino, Professor of Arts Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

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The first event in our Guest Lecture Series 21-22 features invited speaker John Baldacchino, Professor of Arts Education (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA). In conversation with Dr Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel, Baldacchino will speak about arts pedagogy, his mentor Ken Robinson, and the value of (un)learning through art education. This event will be of interest to those invested in the arts, education and dance pedagogy.

John Baldacchino specializes in art, education and philosophy. He is Professor of Arts Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was Executive Director of The Division of the Arts (aka Arts Institute) between 2016-2019. He is the author of 14 books, including Post-Marxist Marxism (1996/2018), Easels of Utopia (1998/2018), Avant-Nostalgia (2002); Education Beyond Education (2009); Makings of the Sea (2010); Art’s Way Out (2012), Mediterranean Art Education (With Raphael Vella, 2013), Democracy Without Confession (with Kenneth Wain, 2013), John Dewey (2013), My Teaching, My Philosophy: Kenneth Wain (with Simone Galea and Duncan Mercieca, 2014), Art as Unlearning (Routledge 2019), Sejjieħ il-Ħsieb (2020), and Educing Ivan Illich (2020). In 2019 he edited Philosophies and Histories, being volume 1 of the Wiley-Blackwell’s Encyclopedia of Art & Design Education. He is currently writing two new volumes: Lessons of Belonging and Giambattista Vico, both projected for 2021.

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