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Volume 16, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 1743-5234
  • E-ISSN: 2040-090X

Abstract

This study examines existing research on the use of arts-based methods in approaching issues sensitive for youth and children. We conducted a qualitative, systematic review of twenty academic publications on this topic from 1997 to 2017. Our results show the use of arts-based methods to (1) recognize and make visible previously invisible experiences, acts, voices and histories; (2) nurture change and transformation in the lives of the youth; and (3) allow exploring the more-than-human, more-than-present and less-than-conscious aspects in the lives of youth and children – aspects that traditional study methods might not readily access. Our findings offer teachers, researchers, practitioners, psychologists and social workers greater awareness of the use of arts-based methods in matters young people find sensitive. This review allows education professionals to achieve a broader view of methods emerging from the arts in addressing the social and psychological issues that young human beings might face.

Artikkelissa tarkastellaan taidelähtöisten tutkimusmenetelmien ja käytänteiden mahdollisuuksia käsiteltäessä herkkätuntoisia aihepiirejä lasten ja nuorten kanssa. Tutkimuksessa toteutettiin laadullinen systemaattinen kirjallisuuskatsaus, johon valikoitui 20 akateemista englanninkielistä julkaisua vuosilta 1997–2017. Katsauksen perusteella taidelähtöiset lähestymistavat voivat olla avuksi tutkimuksessa ja käytännössä (1) tehtäessä näkyväksi lasten ja nuorten elämän hankalasti tunnistettavia sekä heikosti tiedostettuja kokemuksia, käytänteitä, ääniä ja historioita; (2) etsittäessä muutoksen mahdollisuuksia lasten ja nuorten oikeuksia rikkovissa kysymyksissä; ja (3) tutkittaessa lasten ja nuorten elämänpiireihin sisältyviä materiaalisia sekä inhimillisen ja nykyhetken ylittäviä kietoumia. Tutkimus tuottaa uutta tietoa taidelähtöisten menetelmien ja käytänteiden sellaisista ulottuvuuksista, joita perinteisillä puhe- ja tekstilähtöisillä menetelmillä on usein vaikea tavoittaa. Se tarjoaa tutkijoille, kasvattajille ja päättäjille välineitä hyödyntää taidelähtöisiä lähestymistapoja tutkittaessa ja käsiteltäessä lasten ja nuorten kanssa herkkätuntoisia aihepiirejä.

Funding
This study was supported by the:
  • Academy of Finland 2016–2021 (Award 295000)
  • CIMO Fellowship
  • VISE grant
  • The University of Oulu Scholarship Foundation grant
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