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A Participatory Action Study Investigating Implementing Democratic Teaching Practices In An Eighth Grade Art Classroom Using Critical Pedagogy, Kari M. Achatz Dec 2011

A Participatory Action Study Investigating Implementing Democratic Teaching Practices In An Eighth Grade Art Classroom Using Critical Pedagogy, Kari M. Achatz

Art Education Projects

This qualitative action research study investigated the question "What might an eighth grade art classroom look like in practice? For eight weeks, 20 middle school students participated in a democratic art classroom. Using a theoretical lens of critical pedagogy I employed democratic teaching practices and asked students to create a work of art based on a social issue that they were passionate about. Through the course of this study students used their art as a way to voice their concerns about social issues and social injustices in the world. My research included data gathered from student interviews, student response papers ...


Participatory Action Research Using Critical Pedagogy To Study Environmental Consciousness In A High School Art Classroom, Jennifer L. Licata Dec 2011

Participatory Action Research Using Critical Pedagogy To Study Environmental Consciousness In A High School Art Classroom, Jennifer L. Licata

Art Education Projects

This qualitative participatory action research study explored the question, How might the introduction of a campaign to raise environmental consciousness in a high school art classroom impact art students and their artworks, other students in the school, and the local community?” This study was conducted in an all female catholic high school. One Studio in Art One class and one Studio in Advanced Digital Media class comprised of 15 students in grades 9-12 participated in the study. The data was collected and analyzed over a period of eight weeks. Guided by the lens of critical pedagogy, my focus was primarily ...


A Qualitative Participant Observation Study Investigating The Use Of Web 2.0 Technologies In One High School Visual Arts Classroom Using A Social Constructivist Lens, Nicholas R. Napierala Dec 2011

A Qualitative Participant Observation Study Investigating The Use Of Web 2.0 Technologies In One High School Visual Arts Classroom Using A Social Constructivist Lens, Nicholas R. Napierala

Art Education Projects

This qualitative project studied the benefits of Web 2.0 technology in one high school visual arts classroom using a participant observation stance. I examined an advanced art class through a social constructivist lens, with student’s ages from 16-18 years. I implemented several lessons teaching the students how artists display ideas within their artwork, through having the students use the blogging service Tumblr and the video sharing Web site YouTube. In analyzing the student’s interactions with their peers and their experiences with the technology, the project revealed that using the technology benefited their learning. I collected data from ...


Social Issues: A Qualitative Case Study Revealing The Importance Of Activism In The Middle School Art Education Classroom, Vonessa L. Toczynski Dec 2011

Social Issues: A Qualitative Case Study Revealing The Importance Of Activism In The Middle School Art Education Classroom, Vonessa L. Toczynski

Art Education Projects

I began this qualitative case study on art activism in the Art Education classroom because I wanted to find the benefits of employing an activist curriculum in an art classroom. I also wanted to learn methods and strategies for this type of teaching. I choose two middle school art teachers and seventy of their sixth and seventh grade students in six of their art classes. Both teachers had been teaching for over five years and said they incorporated social issues and contemporary art, as well as encouraged activism in their art room. In this study, I was an observer participant ...


A Qualitative Multi-Site Case Study: Components, Strengths, & Benefits Of Studio Production In Traditional Public High Schools, Kristy M. Tartaglia Dec 2011

A Qualitative Multi-Site Case Study: Components, Strengths, & Benefits Of Studio Production In Traditional Public High Schools, Kristy M. Tartaglia

Art Education Projects

My own experiences in the visual arts lead me to a personal understanding of their importance and an interest in arts education advocacy. In order to advocate for the visual arts one must know what the arts teach and how to talk about those benefits. The lack of research on what is taught in the visual arts makes discussing the benefits difficult. Hetland, Winner, Veenema, & Sheridan (2007) began to close this gap with their findings of eight Studio Habits of Mind (develop craft, engage and persist, envision, express, observe, reflect, stretch and explore, understanding the art world) being taught in ...


A Qualitative Action Research Project Documenting Student Perceptions Of The Effects Of Visual Culture On Identity, Jessica M. Miccichi Dec 2011

A Qualitative Action Research Project Documenting Student Perceptions Of The Effects Of Visual Culture On Identity, Jessica M. Miccichi

Art Education Projects

I have conducted a qualitative action research project focusing on student perceptions of the impact of visual culture on teens including popular media. Students especially in high schools are bombarded with visual imagery through various technology sources. While working with high school juniors and seniors I noticed a rise in teen pregnancy and sexual confusion among this population. I wondered how much their exposure to sexually explicit imagery effected their identity and choices.

I started off planning research through a feminist and engaged pedagogical lens, specifically adhering to bell hook’s (1994) principals of “holistic teaching”, which focuses on emotional ...


A Qualitative Case Study That Explores The Use Of Visual Thinking Journals In An Urban Arts Magnet High School, Shannon E. Machina Dec 2011

A Qualitative Case Study That Explores The Use Of Visual Thinking Journals In An Urban Arts Magnet High School, Shannon E. Machina

Art Education Projects

This qualitative case study research project investigated the question, What can be learned from a study that explores how an art teacher uses visual thinking journals and how students respond to the use of visual thinking journals in an urban arts high school setting?” The participants of this study were the art educator Mrs. Carlson and the students enrolled in her ninth grade Graphic Design and 12th grade Advanced Drawing and Painting courses. Over an eight week period data was collected and analyzed utilizing constructivist pedagogy to investigate the variety of ways high school art teachers and students use ...


Qualitative Research In Teaching Diversity In A Non-Diverse High School Setting Using Contemporary Art, Robin L. Reczek Dec 2011

Qualitative Research In Teaching Diversity In A Non-Diverse High School Setting Using Contemporary Art, Robin L. Reczek

Art Education Projects

Abstract

This qualitative action research study examined the effects of introducing diverse contemporary artworks into a non-diverse educational setting. For 3 months, 18 female high school students explored a range of artists, art styles, and artworks, in aid to discovering their own diverse qualities as well as the diversity of their classmates. Through participatory action research, I investigated how diverse contemporary artwork impacted student actions, discussions, and artworks. With the assistance of the transformative learning theory, I expected to convert students with non-accepting diversity views into unbiased young women. My research included data gathered from an assortment of alumni interviews ...


Art Teacher Preparation Does The Path To Certification In Florida Matter?, Deanna Jean Price Dec 2011

Art Teacher Preparation Does The Path To Certification In Florida Matter?, Deanna Jean Price

HIM 1990-2015

For years now, students have been learning from two different types of teachers: Teachers who received certification from a traditional training program at a university and teachers who became certified through alternative certification routes. Does the educational preparation of an art teacher matter? Is alternative certification as effectual as traditional teacher preparation programs? Darling- Hammond (2006) says, "Evidence indicates that teachers who have had more preparation for teaching are more confident and successful with students than those who have had little or none." This thesis will examine and analyze alternative teacher certification in art education for the state of Florida ...


The Sharpest Tooth, Shea M.D. Mullaney Dec 2011

The Sharpest Tooth, Shea M.D. Mullaney

Graduate Masters Theses

This thesis comprises 38 poems. A mixture of free and formal verse, these collected works include poems created during the author's graduate study in Creative Writing in addition to earlier poems substantially revised during that time period. Themes of the work include family dynamics, social responsibility, eroticism, digital technology, as well as American and queer identity, from a post-structuralist perspective.


Using Bibliotherapy, Poetry Therapy & Journaling, Roxanne M. Spencer Oct 2011

Using Bibliotherapy, Poetry Therapy & Journaling, Roxanne M. Spencer

Roxanne Myers Spencer

Bibliotherapy uses the written word, primarily books, as a tool for identification, self-exploration and problem-solving. This presentation explores expanding fiction or nonfiction reading to include poetry, and taking a step further into self-expression with journaling.


Arte Implica Pensamiento: La Plástica Como Instrumento Para El Desarrollo De Pensamiento Crítico En La Ciudad De Buenos Aires, Erin Christie Oct 2011

Arte Implica Pensamiento: La Plástica Como Instrumento Para El Desarrollo De Pensamiento Crítico En La Ciudad De Buenos Aires, Erin Christie

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

"A quien cree en la necesidad de que la imaginación ocupe un lugar en la educación; a quien tiene confianza en la creatividad infantil; a quien conoce el valor de liberación que puede tener la palabra. 'El uso total de la palabra para todos' me parece un buen lema, de bello sonido democrático. No para que todos sean artistas, sino para que nadie sea esclavo." Gianni Rodari, Gramática de la fantasía Este estudio de campo investiga y analiza las ofertas de educación artística en el nivel inicial en la ciudad de Buenos Aires. Mira los proyectos para el nivel en ...


Supporting Artists In The Gallery: The Role Of The Museum Educator At An Art College, India N. Clark Aug 2011

Supporting Artists In The Gallery: The Role Of The Museum Educator At An Art College, India N. Clark

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Student Scholarship

Campus museums are uniquely positioned to enhance student learning and support faculty in achieving course objectives. By tapping the potential of objects, exhibition themes, and the gallery environment, museum professionals can empower faculty and students to make meaningful and relevant connections to curriculum content. Inspired by the successes in such endeavors of revered teaching museums at elite liberal arts colleges, but frustrated by the challenges of transferring model practices to the context of an art college, I set out to investigate what was possible at my own place of employment, the nation's only publicly funded art college, Massachusetts College ...


The Success Of Instrumental Music Programs In Public Schools In Rural Communities: A Guide In Organization And Instruction For The Development Of Successful Student Musicians, Shawn C. Batten Aug 2011

The Success Of Instrumental Music Programs In Public Schools In Rural Communities: A Guide In Organization And Instruction For The Development Of Successful Student Musicians, Shawn C. Batten

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

No abstract provided.


Street Theatre : Critical Pedagogy For Social Studies Education, Al-Karim Datoo, Zainab M. A. Chagani Jul 2011

Street Theatre : Critical Pedagogy For Social Studies Education, Al-Karim Datoo, Zainab M. A. Chagani

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

This paper aims at exploring the usefulness of street theatre as critical pedagogy in teaching of social studies education. It gives a brief background of street-theatre and its linkages with critical pedagogy. In the light of theoretical underpinnings of this arts-based pedagogy, the paper deliberates upon the relevance and efficacy of street theatre in a social studies classroom. This paper uses a street theatre performance case to look at the techniques such as: body motion, body work, props, use of visual and audio aids, etc.; processes such as: conscientization and catharsis; and dialogical approach employed by street theatre to bring ...


An Action Research Study On Using Cooperative Learning During Graphic Design Classroom Crits, Anise V. Simpson Jul 2011

An Action Research Study On Using Cooperative Learning During Graphic Design Classroom Crits, Anise V. Simpson

Master of Education Research Theses

The author of this action research study surveyed both graphic design students and graphic design instructors about their critique experiences to discover instructors and students both identified a lack of student participation as well as the issue of students getting hurt feelings and becoming discouraged as common critique concerns. The author designed and implemented a treatment called Design Structures to increase student participation during crits. To improve the quality of experience of design students during crits, the author incorporated cooperative learning strategies developed by Spencer and Miguel Kagan (2009) into the Design Structures treatment. The author used the experience sampling ...


To The Ages Of Ages: Reconceptualizing High School Art History Curriculum, Amy Bergh May 2011

To The Ages Of Ages: Reconceptualizing High School Art History Curriculum, Amy Bergh

Theses and Dissertations

Through this curriculum study, I explored the application of ideas found within contemporary art education to a course of traditional secondary art history. These contemporary art education ideas included: visual culture instruction, interdisciplinary instruction, contemporary art instruction, curriculum development, the use of enduring ideas, and the inclusion of a variety of perspectives based on gender and ethnicity. Through these art education ideas, a new curriculum was formed, that pushed both the students and the teacher toward a more inclusive art history course that made real connections for students and allowed students to be active members in their own learning. Instruction ...


Teaching Mourning, Julie Crowder May 2011

Teaching Mourning, Julie Crowder

Theses and Dissertations

Abstract TEACHING MOURNING By Julie Ann Crowder, MAE A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Art Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. Virginia Commonwealth University, 2011 Major Director: Sara Wilson McKay, Ph.D. Interim Department Chair and Associate Professor, Art Education As a researcher I sought to understand the following research questions: 1) What were the official policies and protocols that went into effect at William Fox Elementary School after the murder of the Harvey family in January of 2006? 2) What were the experiences of the staff and parents at William Fox ...


Teaching English Language Learners In The Art Classroom: A Survey Of Approaches, Alana Greer May 2011

Teaching English Language Learners In The Art Classroom: A Survey Of Approaches, Alana Greer

Theses and Dissertations

This study consisted of an online survey of members of the National Art Education Association Elementary Division in which 29 participants answered questions related to their instruction of English language learners in the elementary art classroom. Four participants participated in follow-up interviews as the researcher sought to answer the research questions: What pedagogical and curricular adaptations in the art classroom may be effective strategies for teaching English language learners? What are the perceived challenges of having a linguistically diverse art classroom? Participants offered a variety of pedagogical adaptations but suggested few curricular adaptations. Participants revealed challenges related to their teacher ...


A Comparative Review Of The Works Of Feldman, Sternberg, Gardner And Eisner And The Resulting Practical Application For The Secondary Art Classroom, Heather Denmark May 2011

A Comparative Review Of The Works Of Feldman, Sternberg, Gardner And Eisner And The Resulting Practical Application For The Secondary Art Classroom, Heather Denmark

HIM 1990-2015

Some fields come and go, but there will always be a need for older generations to teach the younger generations. For this reason, teachers will always be needed. The material that they choose to teach can sometimes determine the outcome of a nation. Take a look into German and Roman histories; they are littered with teachers convincing students that their way is right. I think that it is imperative that we research the full potential of what we are teaching our students. For that reason, my thesis will consist of analyzing and synthesizing the research of Feldman, Sternberg, Gardner and ...


Including Everyone A Handbook For Lgbt Inclusion In The Elementary Classroom, Shanine Mollentze May 2011

Including Everyone A Handbook For Lgbt Inclusion In The Elementary Classroom, Shanine Mollentze

HIM 1990-2015

A quick look into the prevalence of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) topics in children's literature and one can easily note the rarity of LGBT presence in elementary classrooms. This topic continually fails to enter the classroom curriculum due to the taboo status it has in society. Some people find it to be inappropriate for the classroom, especially the elementary classroom. However, understanding that the intention is to provide an inclusive environment for LGBT students and/or families is important--not to expose children to explicit sexual discussion, but to establish a community of tolerance and acceptance. The purpose ...


Influence Of Pre-Service Teacher Instrumental Background Upon Effectiveness Of Teaching Episodes In Secondary Instrument Classes, David W. Snyder Apr 2011

Influence Of Pre-Service Teacher Instrumental Background Upon Effectiveness Of Teaching Episodes In Secondary Instrument Classes, David W. Snyder

David W. Snyder

No abstract provided.


Taking In: The Best Of Aib Photography 2011, Aib Students Apr 2011

Taking In: The Best Of Aib Photography 2011, Aib Students

Taking In

Taking In is a student run project featuring a selection of work created by students attending the Art Institute of Boston. The project focuses on the business of promoting art and culminates each year with a juried exhibition, publication. and website all designed to promote selected works of AIB artists. The selected pieces were chosen anonymously by a jury of distinguished members of the Boston art community to represent the best of AIB Photography in 2011. The book in your hands is the end result of a collective effort by those in the class.


A “Digital Process Book” Learning Tool For The Design Studio: Concept And Development, Lori A. Brunner Mar 2011

A “Digital Process Book” Learning Tool For The Design Studio: Concept And Development, Lori A. Brunner

Art and Design Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

The purpose of this study is to introduce a new learning tool to the interior design studio, namely, a “digital process book.” Paper-based process books are not new to the studio. A process book includes representations of the activities that occur and artifacts that are constructed as a student completes a design project. It allows the instructor, jurors, and others, to see the processes a student goes through to complete a project. It is also intended to assist students as a tool in the learning and design process. Schenk (2007) similarly describes this process work in the graphic design context ...


Informal Education: Haiti 2010, Nadia M. Anderson Mar 2011

Informal Education: Haiti 2010, Nadia M. Anderson

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

In the film Citizen Architect, Cameron Sinclair states that “the reality check is that the world is not gonna look like Dubai, it’s gonna look like Lagos, Nigeria,” thus beginning a discussion of how the growing social, economic, and environmental ineq- uities of the contemporary world are exacerbated by the inward-looking focus of much architectural education and practice.1 My stance is that educa- tors and practitioners need to engage this world and learn from it, bringing us and our students into direct contact with systems that are flexible, im- provisational, and materially creative.


“Class Acts: Readings, Author Conversations, Panels & Perfromances, Darrell Jones Feb 2011

“Class Acts: Readings, Author Conversations, Panels & Perfromances, Darrell Jones

Darrell Jones

No abstract provided.


Ciis Today, Fall 2011 Issue, Ciis Jan 2011

Ciis Today, Fall 2011 Issue, Ciis

CIIS Today

This volume is the Fall 2011 issue of CIIS Today, the Magazine of the California Institute of Integral Studies.


Krause & Spellmann: Scenes From Lost America, Jo Neace Krause, Charles Spellman, Kentucky Folk Art Center Jan 2011

Krause & Spellmann: Scenes From Lost America, Jo Neace Krause, Charles Spellman, Kentucky Folk Art Center

Kentucky Folk Art Center Exhibition Catalogs

2011 Kentucky Folk Art Center exhibition catalog of artists Jo Neace Krause and Charles Spellman.


Robert Morgan: The Age Of Discovery, Robert Morgan, Kentucky Folk Art Center Jan 2011

Robert Morgan: The Age Of Discovery, Robert Morgan, Kentucky Folk Art Center

Kentucky Folk Art Center Exhibition Catalogs

2011 Kentucky Folk Art Center exhibition catalog of artist Robert Morgan.


Editorial: Critical Coalitions In Play, Robert W. Sweeny Jan 2011

Editorial: Critical Coalitions In Play, Robert W. Sweeny

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

The theme of Volume 31 of the Journal for Social Theory in Art Education – Critical Coalitions in Play – was developed at the Annual Business Meeting of the Caucus on Social Theory and Art Education, during the 2010 National Art Education Association, held in Baltimore, MD. The theme developed from casual conversations and formal discussions held throughout the conference, a process that has a longstanding history in the Caucus. This process relates to the theme itself, in a meaningful, self-reflexive manner: individuals discussed the critical nature of building coalitions within the field and between other related fields, and how these coalitions ...