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Cecilie Meltzer

Cecilie Meltzer


With an educational background as an artist, art psychotherapist, and teacher in special education, I’ve been especially interested in the interface between these practice fields; fields that deal with the issue of being in touch with one’s own creativity, one’s opportunity for development through creative activity, and the learning process that occurs during the course of this work. My experience from working with various teaching, learning and supervision styles both at the course in Creative Communications and in other fields of study has confirmed the value of a teaching method that includes arts-based learning as a methodological tool in professional educational courses. I’ve found that this form of learning can enhance the learning process, release latent resources and opportunities, and help clarify what restricts and hinders development and change.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Other subjects within education   Education   Special needs education

Subject areas

Action research   Creativity   Experiencial learning   Art and craft   Art   Visual Art   Artbased learning   Arts-based action research   Confluent pedagogics

Scientific publications

Meltzer, Cecilie; Meltzer, Sebastian (2022). The power of art: Examining the long-term effect of arts-based interventions in education and working life. Organizational Aesthetics . Vol. 11.

Meltzer, Cecilie (2022). What matters? Empowering non-artists to use arts-based learning: Leading developmental projects in schools and workplaces. Organizational Aesthetics . Vol. 11.

Meltzer, Cecilie; Darsø, Lotte (2020). Arts-based interventions as a series of methods to access presencing. ISBN: 978-1999123246. 462 p.

Meltzer, Cecilie (2020). The reflective practitioner; using arts-based methods and research for professional development. McKay, Loraine; Barton, Georgina; Garvis, Susanne; Sappa, Viviane (Ed.). Arts-based research, resilience and well-being across the lifespan. 12. p. 209-231. Palgrave Macmillan.

Meltzer, Cecilie; Schwencke, Eva (2019). Kunstbasert læring i utvikling av yrkeskompetanse: Erfaringer fra studier ved Yrksefaglærerutdanningen, OsloMet-storbyuniversitetet. Skandinavisk tidsskrift for yrker og profesjoner i utvikling . Vol. 4.

Meltzer, Cecilie (2019). Using Arts-Based Inquiry as a Way to Communicate Creatively in Uncovering the Future. Antonacopoulou, Elena P.; Taylor, Steven S. (Ed.). Sensuous Learning for Practical Judgment in Professional Practice. Kapittel. p. 139-166. Palgrave Macmillan.

Meltzer, Cecilie; Schwencke, Eva (2019). Arts-based learning in vocational education: Using arts-based approaches to enrich vocational pedagogy and didactics and to enhance professional competence and identity. Journal of Adult and Continuing Education .

Meltzer, Cecilie (2016). Life In Noah’s Ark: Using Animal Figures As An Arts-Based Projective Technique In Group Work To Enhance Leadership Competence. Organizational Aesthetics . Vol. 5.

Meltzer, Cecilie (2015). Understanding the Ambiguity and Uncertainty in Creative Processes when using Arts-Based Methods in Education and Working Life. Organizational Aesthetics . Vol. 4.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete