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
Meltzer, Cecilie; Schwencke, Eva (2020). 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 . Vol. 26.
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 .
Understanding the Ambiguity and Uncertainty in Creative Processes when using Arts-Based Methods in Education and Working Life.
Meltzer, Cecilie (2013). Art as process - Process as art. ISBN: 978-1-900004-78-7. 60 p.
Meltzer, Cecilie (2010). Kreativ kommunikasjon: en studie om ledelse av kunstneriske prosesser som bidrag til utvikling på arbeidsplassen. 72 p.
Stolfi, Daniel; Meltzer, Cecilie; Darsø, Lotte (2019). Heeling the wound.
Meltzer, Cecilie (2018). Kunstbasert læring i fremtidens skole. Vardeseminaret 'Kunsten å skape'. Varden spesialistsenter.
Meltzer, Cecilie (2018). Cultural Identity and a Sense of Space. Art of Management and Organization, 2018. Brighton Business School.
Meltzer, Cecilie (2018). Arts-based interventions in schools and workplaces of tomorrow. GNOSIS 2020. GNOSIS 2020, Elena Antonacopoulou.
Meltzer, Cecilie (2018). Arts-based inquiry as a way to communicate creatively in uncovering the future. Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC). University of Liverpool.
Meltzer, Cecilie (2018). Transformational learning through the arts. International exploratory workshop on creativity in VET. Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Trainin.
Meltzer, Cecilie; Speert, Ellen (2017). Empowering the intangible: The use of clay and nature materials to embody relations with self, others and the natural world. 14th European Arts Therapies Conference. ECArTE.
Meltzer, Cecilie (2017). Arts-based Inquiry; exploring a theme and self by embodying an artefact. GNOSIS 2020. Copenhagen Business School.
Meltzer, Cecilie (2017). Using drawing as an arts-based method in work with folktales to enhance self-insight and process awareness. European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Conference 2017. ETEN.