Trois chaises, aber, and the possibility of “thinking again”

Donald Blumenfeld-Jones, David L. Carlson

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These two pieces represent a new approach to the presentation of ABER inquiry projects. They are part ABER writing and presentation mixed with more conventionally scholarly voiced writing. Trois Chaises is all at once a theoretical examination of ABER practice, a presentation of one ABER practitioner’s practice and a presentation of the actual ABER work. Dr. Carlson’s work is a poetic, personal and scholarly response to both the manuscript and a public, live performance of the work. The accompanying video is an artistically rendered version of the ABER piece. This scholarship is meant to honor the humanness of inquiry and, yet, not give up the more formal voice of thinking through ideas and issues, both with method and, in our case, thinking through schools as places for the pursuit of a self.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number27
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Education and the Arts
StatePublished - Jun 25 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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