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Compassion Fatigue: Stories/Artworks Of An Art Teacher With A Trauma-Informed Pedagogy, Audrey M. Reeves Dec 2019

Compassion Fatigue: Stories/Artworks Of An Art Teacher With A Trauma-Informed Pedagogy, Audrey M. Reeves

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As art teachers engage with big ideas such as identity, relationships, power, and conflict in art lessons, students may share experiences of trauma with teachers. Art teachers aren’t being taught how to cope with student trauma, leading to compassion fatigue, burnout, and dropout. Teacher self-care is essential with the increase in trauma-informed education. I studied with a middle school art teacher in Columbus, Ohio who was experiencing compassion fatigue. Through a critical pedagogy and post-structuralist lens, I exchanged stories with her. To represent the teacher’s voice, I turned each interview question/response into a participant-voiced poem, and responded ...


Mentor Introduction For Meadow Jones, Jorge R. Lucero Dec 2019

Mentor Introduction For Meadow Jones, Jorge R. Lucero

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Mentor's Introduction For Audrey Reeves, Christine Ballengee Morris Dec 2019

Mentor's Introduction For Audrey Reeves, Christine Ballengee Morris

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Archiving The Trauma Diaspora: Affective Artifacts In The Higher Education Arts Classroom, Meadow Jones Dec 2019

Archiving The Trauma Diaspora: Affective Artifacts In The Higher Education Arts Classroom, Meadow Jones

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This study offers a close, contextualized reading of classroom observations that contributes to the emerging interdisciplinary discourses around trauma cultures, art education, cultural artifacts and archives. Using a single case from my larger dissertation research, I identify and describe an example of the diaspora of trauma as it emerges in the higher education narrative arts classroom. In the larger research project, I used extended case study methods to investigate conceptual and practical tools for working in arts education settings in which traumatic narratives may emerge and developed a framework for the analysis and archiving of creative artifacts as part of ...


Mentor's Introduction For Kimberly Baker, Rita L. Irwin Nov 2018

Mentor's Introduction For Kimberly Baker, Rita L. Irwin

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Mentor's Introduction For Allison Rowe, Tyler Denmead Nov 2018

Mentor's Introduction For Allison Rowe, Tyler Denmead

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Mentor's Introduction For Sohee Koo, Mary Hafeli Nov 2018

Mentor's Introduction For Sohee Koo, Mary Hafeli

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Manual Transformation: Exploring Adult Transformative Learning Through Hands-On Artmaking, Sohee Koo Nov 2018

Manual Transformation: Exploring Adult Transformative Learning Through Hands-On Artmaking, Sohee Koo

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Transformative learning seeks to encourage learners to critically reflect on their assumptions and preconceptions, thereby transforming their existing frameworks and perspectives (Cranton, 1992; Mezirow, 1975). This qualitative study investigates what transformative learning looks like among a diverse group of adult learners at a graduate school of education, who all attended sculpture classes intentionally designed to enable such change. In order to study transformative learning, I will present the abbreviated journeys of five participants. When transformative learning is part of the teacher’s intention, how, if at all, does learning through hands-on artmaking in mixed media sculpture classes transform these adults ...


Socially Engaged Art At The Reimagined 21st Century Museum: An Emerging Conceptual Framework, Allison Rowe Nov 2018

Socially Engaged Art At The Reimagined 21st Century Museum: An Emerging Conceptual Framework, Allison Rowe

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Socially engaged art is a broad term used to describe contemporary visual art practices that are concerned with the creation of experiences and, as such, often involve participation as an integral component of a work. Art galleries and museums across the United States have embraced socially engaged art with increasing frequency over the past twenty-five-years, mirroring its uptake by artists throughout the country. Despite its prevalence, little scholarship has addressed why art institutions have embraced socially engaged art, nor what benefits they gain from supporting it. In this paper, I attend to this absence with an emergent conceptual framework that ...


Wayfinding Peace: Museums In Conflict Zones, Kimberly A. Baker Nov 2018

Wayfinding Peace: Museums In Conflict Zones, Kimberly A. Baker

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The Ph.D. study Wayfinding Peace: Museums in conflict zones explores the Community Peace Museums Heritage Foundation (CPMHF) in Kenya a collective of 15 rural community peace museums. In 1994, Sultan Somjee a Kenyan ethnographer founded the CPMHF. The goal was to strengthen the cultural foundations that commemorate memories of living in peace even at times of ethnic conflicts. What makes the CPMHF peace museums unique is that they focus on a grassroots approach to “recall collective memories of reconciliation during contemporary conflicts” (Somjee, 2014, p. 8). The museums utilize cultural heritage and historical knowledge as a resource for ...


Mentor's Introduction For Laia Sole, Judith M. Burton Aug 2017

Mentor's Introduction For Laia Sole, Judith M. Burton

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Inadvertent And Unexpected Learning: Play In Socially-Engaged Art Practices, Laia Sole Aug 2017

Inadvertent And Unexpected Learning: Play In Socially-Engaged Art Practices, Laia Sole

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Socially-engaged Art (SEA) has been defined as a practice geared towards social action in which the experience of its own creation becomes a central element of the artwork; as an art practice invested in experience, or what I would call a shared experience, since it solicits the audience’s participation. This dependence on social dialogue situates the negotiation between the conditions and expectations set by the artist, and the actual development of the artworks among the participants in a realm of uncertainty. It is this uncertainty that blends in aesthetic experience, social function, and education. SEA artists have used a ...


Mentor's Introduction For Asavari Thatte, Booker Stephen Carpenter Ii Aug 2017

Mentor's Introduction For Asavari Thatte, Booker Stephen Carpenter Ii

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This is an introduction of the study and doctoral dissertation of Asavari Thatte. The introduction positions the story of Totto-chan, the young protagonist of a book which takes place in Japan during World War II, with Asavari Thatte’s dissertation about the Learning Home, a non-profit school in India. Through narrative inquiry, the study encourages readers to consider lived experiences and embodied pursuits of learning at the Learning Home through interconnected relationships of curriculum, place, and design.


The Learning Home: An Ethnographic Case-Study Of Curriculum, Place, And Design, Asavari Thatte Aug 2017

The Learning Home: An Ethnographic Case-Study Of Curriculum, Place, And Design, Asavari Thatte

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An overemphasis on exams or tests marks the present educational scenario in India (Majumdar & Mooij, 2011; Mehrotra, 2007) and the United States (Eisner, 2002; Noddings, 2003; Pinar, 2004; Schubert, 2010). The mainstream schooling system in India disregards the student’s individual needs, abilities, and lived realities (Sarangapani, 2003; Thapan, 2015). My experience of schooling in a mainstream school in India was marked by a sense of monotony, boredom, disengagement, and drudgery. The search for a pedagogical site where the students’ experiences differ from mine motivates this research.

The Learning Home, an alternative school in Pune, India, is a pedagogical site where every ...


Mentor's Introduction For Liz Langdon, Nadine Kalin Oct 2016

Mentor's Introduction For Liz Langdon, Nadine Kalin

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Sent In Lieu Of Speech: On The Indescribable Work Of Albert Stabler, Jorge Lucero Oct 2016

Sent In Lieu Of Speech: On The Indescribable Work Of Albert Stabler, Jorge Lucero

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Legislative Art As Policy And Pedagogy, Albert Stabler Oct 2016

Legislative Art As Policy And Pedagogy, Albert Stabler

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The primary medium for artist Laurie Jo Reynolds is that of political lobbying. She refers to her practice as “legislative art,” adapting the term “legislative theater,” a technique for grassroots lawmaking developed and coined by Brazilian director and playwright Augusto Boal, who both founded the Theater of the Oppressed and served as a member of the Rio city government from 1993 to 1997. By linking the discourses of art and law, Reynolds’ practice can be understood as a form of education, highlighting the restrictions required for creativity, and the possibilities afforded by structure. In my essay I bring together European ...


Mentor’S Introduction For Audrey Reeves, Bernard Young Oct 2016

Mentor’S Introduction For Audrey Reeves, Bernard Young

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No abstract provided.


Education Of Artistically Talented Students From Selected Socio-Economic And Culturally Diverse Backgrounds, Audrey M. Reeves Oct 2016

Education Of Artistically Talented Students From Selected Socio-Economic And Culturally Diverse Backgrounds, Audrey M. Reeves

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The purpose of this study was to assess accommodations for gifted art students of culturally diverse backgrounds, to see how socio-economic class and culture influence identification and opportunities for gifted art students, and to identify similarities and differences among gifted art students. I conducted and analyzed interviews with five art teachers and five artistically talented students around Phoenix. Teacher interviews indicated all art teachers had experience teaching diverse students. Teachers define artistic talent a natural ability, and look at the student’s product. Teachers recommend students to community art classes. Teachers vary in support, some having more than enough resources ...


Using Action Research Methodologies In Building A Frame For Practicing Research, Liz A. Langdon Oct 2016

Using Action Research Methodologies In Building A Frame For Practicing Research, Liz A. Langdon

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I discuss action research methodologies and nuances to recount how my research with art educators using critical encounters with visual culture and senior artists, facilitated gaining a broader view of place. During the study, I recognized my first-person voice operating critically and analyzing paradoxes found in the dialogue and data, which was in conflict with my second-person relationships with participants, insofar as we shared a way of knowing that values multiple forms of participant learning. I used these disjunctures to challenge my outdated notions of what it means to “do” research and learned that action research practice offers multiple insights ...


Learning To Teach In The Digital Age: Enacted Encounters With Materiality, Sean Justice Dec 2015

Learning To Teach In The Digital Age: Enacted Encounters With Materiality, Sean Justice

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This study looked at teacher responses to the maker movement in a K-12 school. Guiding questions asked how teaching practices engaged with digital making and learning tools and materials; and whether teaching was changing as a result. This was as a qualitative, single-case study with multiple units of analysis. The study site was an independent K-12 girls school in a major metropolitan area of the Northeastern United States. Twenty-two teachers and administrators participated, selected for maximum variation across academic domain, age and length of service. Interviews and observations followed a sociomaterial disposition that was interwoven with new materialism and posthumanism ...


Creativity, Policy, And Practice In Three States: An Exploration Of Definitions Of Creativity Among State Art Education Policies, The Life Contexts, And Professional Practice Of Middle Level Art Educators, Christopher Grodoski Dec 2015

Creativity, Policy, And Practice In Three States: An Exploration Of Definitions Of Creativity Among State Art Education Policies, The Life Contexts, And Professional Practice Of Middle Level Art Educators, Christopher Grodoski

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More than any other time in history, creativity is a necessary outcome for education. A global and networked society requires creative people to innovate within a variety of economic, political, and social realities. The need for creativity highlights a crucial role for art education in contemporary education. Yet, a lack of understanding about creativity in art education inhibits actionable activities from policies to classrooms. In order to forward creativity as an educational outcome, a clear understanding of the definition of creativity in U.S. education policy and practice is necessary. Therefore, the focus of this research is to gain knowledge ...


Methodological Considerations For Intercultural Arts Research: Phenomenology, Ethnography, Collage Narrative, And Ethics, Kevin Slivka Dec 2015

Methodological Considerations For Intercultural Arts Research: Phenomenology, Ethnography, Collage Narrative, And Ethics, Kevin Slivka

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Living and working with Ojibwe participants in northern Minnesota informed a phenomenological approach to my three-month multi-sited ethnography. This research encompassed aspects of oral history and arts inquiry to investigate artistic processes, personal histories, and community relations of Ojibwe participants. I sought situational meaning generated between Ojibwe participants and my varied roles as an arts researcher, apprenticing artist, laborer, house caretaker, student and friend in order to articulate relational understandings of arts-mediated experiences. These experiences generated narrative content as collage and continuously directed the flow of the study, shifted my inquiry process, smudged my positionalities, and carefully informed my reflexive ...


Mentor’S Introduction For Blake Smith, Dónal O’Donoghue Dec 2015

Mentor’S Introduction For Blake Smith, Dónal O’Donoghue

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The Visual Memoir Project: Searching For An Art Of Memory, Blake Smith Dec 2015

The Visual Memoir Project: Searching For An Art Of Memory, Blake Smith

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This essay describes an in-progress arts-based dissertation project that attempts “visual life writing” (Sinner & Owen, 2011) as photographic memoir. Spanning several years to date, the series addresses the idea of visually archiving the self through an everyday photographic ritual. Ruminations on loss, presence/absence, and the passage of time are given creative and emotional consideration from behind the camera. Through narrative reflections on my experiences as an artist, teacher, and researcher, the process of art-making is brought alongside the images themselves. Drawing as its subject matter selected scenes, encounters, and objects from everyday life, I share how the project came ...


Mentor’S Introduction For Sean Justice, Judith M. Burton Dec 2015

Mentor’S Introduction For Sean Justice, Judith M. Burton

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No abstract provided.


Mentor’S Introduction For Kevin Slivka, Kimberly Powell Dec 2015

Mentor’S Introduction For Kevin Slivka, Kimberly Powell

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Earning The Mfa: Investigations Of Curricula And Pedagogies As A Means Of Developing Graduate Studio Art Students' Sense Of Self, Barbara J. Bergstrom Jan 2014

Earning The Mfa: Investigations Of Curricula And Pedagogies As A Means Of Developing Graduate Studio Art Students' Sense Of Self, Barbara J. Bergstrom

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This research study critically examined personal and professional issues related to visual arts MFA graduate students and myself as we participated in a course entitled, "Issues of Relevance and Character in the Fine Arts." The course explored a graduate student's developing sense of self and its impact on the different roles he or she often embodies while pursuing an MFA (individual, student, artist, teacher, and future professional). Employing an educational participatory action research methodology, I was also a participant in the study and documented the oral, written, and visual data that emerged from the participants' interactions. This paper briefly ...


Teaching As Wayfaring: Ethnographic Maps Of Place And Art Teacher Induction, Samantha T. Nolte Jan 2014

Teaching As Wayfaring: Ethnographic Maps Of Place And Art Teacher Induction, Samantha T. Nolte

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Teachers face complex challenges as they transition from pre-service education to professional practice. However literature on teacher induction does not address the needs of teachers in specific content areas and the literature on the induction process within art education is sparse. Research shows the complex variety of teaching tasks facing beginning art teachers affects their ability to balance time and energy. Additionally the dissonance between the expectations of art educators and school environments causes many qualified, passionate teachers to leave the field. This points to the need for continued research on the experiences of beginning teachers. In this qualitative study ...


Mentor’S Introduction For Barbara Bergstrom, Lynn Beudert Jan 2014

Mentor’S Introduction For Barbara Bergstrom, Lynn Beudert

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No abstract provided.