AECED – Transforming Education for Democracy through Aesthetic and Embodied Learning – Responsive Pedagogies and Democracy-as-becoming


Education for democracy gives little attention to nurturing those aesthetic, affective and embodied roots of democracy. This is because the learning theory on which most education for democracy is based omits a fundamental dimension of learning – that is, the aesthetic and embodied nature of learning. The ambition of this project is to remedy this omission.
The project will:
– design an innovative, evidence-based aesthetic and embodied pedagogical framework which has an impact on the practice of education for democracy through associated guides to practice (toolkits) that support responsive, participatory pedagogies
– test, through participatory action research, a prototype of the framework and guides in differing phases of education and national contexts
– refine the framework and guides
– disseminate and activate exploitation of the pedagogical framework and guides by ‘trailblazer users’.