AR Woollock
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Originally a Visual-Arts practitioner (graphic artist/photographer) who became a facilitator in Higher Education. Worked in Japan for 14 years, and a final year Queen's University Belfast (School of Education) [ABD]. My current research interests lie in exploring the 'pedagogical potential' of cultural artefacts. Specifically I am using Freire's Critical Pedagogy as a theoretical frame to explore the use of a Japanese shin-tou (votive) prayer tablet called 'e-ma' (絵馬) as a means of engaging citizens from a deprived working-class enclave with notions of hope.Collecting the multiplicitous hopes recorded in visual form we created a dynamic and dialogical community artwork.
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This is a collection of my own personal art and that from my doctoral research
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Visual data/comprehension

Posted on August 14, 2016 at 2:39am 0 Comments

Another illustration. This one shows how my use of e-ma gives rise to three kinds of data/understanding, which move from a surface understanding (readerly) through a more comprehensive understanding based on contextual knowledge of the painted e-ma, through to semi-fictional narrative (writerly) data. Workshops can be 'tweaked' towards eliciting the type of data the researcher is seeking to explore.

E-ma and oral data

Posted on August 14, 2016 at 2:36am 0 Comments

An illustration to show how my use of e-ma gives rise to four potential sources of oral data: monologue: discursive: focus group: ethereal

Online portfolio of my design

Posted on July 12, 2016 at 9:30am 0 Comments

An online portfolio of my design can be seen here:

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At 10:44am on October 21, 2013, Arts-Based Research Studio said…

Welcome. Nice to have a member from Belfast!!

At 4:02am on October 22, 2013, AR Woollock said…

Thank-you! Great to be here in such a vibrant and dynamic vortex of energy and imagination.

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