Re-presenting and representing with seven features: guiding an arts-based educational journey

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This paper outlines a journey of arts-based inquiry into teacher education and identity transformation in the transition to teaching, guided by Barone and Eisner’s Seven Features of Arts-Based Educational Inquiry. Employing a theatre-based research approach the researcher investigated teachers’ epiphanic or revelatory first moments of identity transformation, culminating in the creation of the play script and performance: The First Time. The article discusses what Barone and Eisner’s works offered this arts-based researcher on their journey. Outcomes of the research include the value of working backwards from this frame for further data elucidation and analysis and presenting research to relevant ‘expert’ audiences.

Original languageEnglish
Article number24
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Education and the Arts
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2016


  • arts-based inquiry
  • teacher education
  • identity transformation
  • transition to teaching
  • Barone and Eisner

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