Nov. 19, 2012
-- In E. Hasebe-Ludt, C. Chambers, C. Leggo, & A. Sinner (Eds.), A heart of wisdom: Life writing as empathetic inquiry. New York, NY: Peter Lang ( http://www.peterlang.com/
concordeid=311529 ) - this new anthology presents life writing that blows the lid off of tensions and complexities of learning and teaching. "Bloodtrails"
from Pauline Sameshima and Yvette Dubel ( http://ydubel.wix.com/
yvettedubelcom ) gives readers powerful revelations of social justice in educational experiences. These two contributors to the anthology use visual art, poetry and prose to peel back the layers of a complicated experience covering many years from converging perspectives.
In a recent review Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, Ph.D., Curriculum Theorist, Faculty of Education, Founder and Director of A Canadian Curriculum Theory Project and Co-President of the Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies said, "Amidst the ongoing global conflict, this book is a timely contribution to the complicated conversation taking place within the international field of curriculum studies. The collection invites its readers to sit still, and hear others speak, above and below the frays of a world inundated with the deafening cries of the living and non-living who continue to suffer our material and economic exploitations of our planetary commons. Curriculum scholars, poets, artists, teachers, and students craft an evocative organic tapestry of life stories that asks us to reconsider how empathetic inquiry might teach us to live life inside and outside our research and classrooms with emotion, passion, imagination, creativity, and indeed, with a heart of wisdom."
Yvette Dubel's collaboration with Pauline Sameshima, Ph.D moves her work into new territory helping to broaden her artist research practice. When asked how this publication relates to her work as an Innovation Consultant Dubel replied that, "While I share deeply painful learning experiences, it also shows how my early penchant for innovation was cultivated. I feel it illuminates the need for Community Change Management as a valuable focus in any innovation strategy. End user experience is relevant not only in education as a industry but every sector that understands that their existence is dependent on customer experiences and change is part of their future if they hope to survive the shifting global climate."