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

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

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

No abstract provided.


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

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

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 ...


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

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

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 ...


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

Mentor’S Introduction For Kevin Slivka, Kimberly Powell

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

No abstract provided.


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

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

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

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

No abstract provided.


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

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

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 ...


Translating Transformative Human Rights Education Through Visual Languages & Informal Spaces, Jazzmin Chizu Gota Dec 2015

Translating Transformative Human Rights Education Through Visual Languages & Informal Spaces, Jazzmin Chizu Gota

Master's Projects and Capstones

This project examines methods, theories, and practices of translating human rights education through multiple vernaculars. Developed as a workshop in sociocultural syntax deconstruction and an educational human rights education website focused on the domestic population of the US, the project focuses on localizing human rights concepts to the public vernacular of the country. Human rights education (HRE) and media and information literacy (MIL) are expanded and redefined as social literacy, or the ability to navigate and decode the present, complex realities that both HRE and MIL were developed to address. Reframing media and visual arts as an archive of past ...


Band, Orchestra, And… What?: Alternative Instrumental Ensembles In The United States, David R. Thompson Dec 2015

Band, Orchestra, And… What?: Alternative Instrumental Ensembles In The United States, David R. Thompson

Excellence in Performing Arts Research

Traditional ensemble music education has historically been dominated by “the big three:” band, orchestra, and choir. Demographic shifts in student populations as well as long-time calls for expanded curricular offerings have led to the creation of alternative instrumental ensembles in schools. This review of literature will address the following questions: 1) What is an alternative instrumental ensemble? 2) What role(s) do alternative ensembles play in the larger school music program? and 3) What types of alternative ensembles exist currently? Alternative drum and percussion, guitar, marching band, mariachi, steel pan, string, and technology ensembles have been profiled in the literature ...


Advocating For Mother Earth In The Undergraduate Classroom: Uniting Twenty-First Century Technologies, Local Resources, Art, And Activism To Explore Our Place In Nature, Christina Triezenberg, Ilse Schweitzer Vandonkelaar Nov 2015

Advocating For Mother Earth In The Undergraduate Classroom: Uniting Twenty-First Century Technologies, Local Resources, Art, And Activism To Explore Our Place In Nature, Christina Triezenberg, Ilse Schweitzer Vandonkelaar

Christina Triezenberg

Despite the growing evidence of humanity’s impact on the natural world and the urgent need to shape citizens who understand the impact that their choices and actions have on their local and global environments, colleges and universities throughout the United States have been slow to add environmental education as a core component of their undergraduate curricula. Harnessing our shared interest in environment issues and the humanities, we designed and taught an experimental course in environmental literature for the honors program at Western Michigan University that we hope will become a template of what is possible in postsecondary environmental education ...


The Peter London Papers, Aaron Darisaw Nov 2015

The Peter London Papers, Aaron Darisaw

Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal

No abstract provided.


Art Therapy In Educational Settings: A Confluence Of Practices, Nicole M. Gnezda Ph.D. Nov 2015

Art Therapy In Educational Settings: A Confluence Of Practices, Nicole M. Gnezda Ph.D.

Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal

Art educators solicit a range of images from students. Art therapists help clients respond to the images they create in ways that promote self-understanding and personal growth. This article describes two settings where art therapy perspectives have been integrated with art education practices in order to help students identify underlying issues impacting their education and well-being. As a result of information that arises in art therapy oriented art education programs, students can be offered guidance and directed to interventions that help them grow past their pain and self-defeating behaviors.


Socially Engaged Art Education Beyond The Classroom: Napping, Dreaming And Art Making, Barbara Bickel Nov 2015

Socially Engaged Art Education Beyond The Classroom: Napping, Dreaming And Art Making, Barbara Bickel

Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal

Article and video offer a socially engaged art project as an example of dynamic lived curriculum. Through what the Gestare Art Collective call a Nap-In students , faculty and the community encounter and engage the unusual experience of communal napping, social dreaming and art making.


Of Camera And Community, Jodi Patterson Nov 2015

Of Camera And Community, Jodi Patterson

Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal

Shared insights regarding a socially mediated art practice as "Land Ambassador." Artist utilizes landscape photography and her nomadic travel experiences as an opportunity to educate her "friends" on global climate change.


Art Education In My Backyard: Creative Placemaking On An Urban Farm, Jodi Kushins Nov 2015

Art Education In My Backyard: Creative Placemaking On An Urban Farm, Jodi Kushins

Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal

An art educator describes how she used her knowledge and experience of artistic and educational initiatives that forefront collective activity in real world settings to transform her backyard into an urban farm with the help of friends and neighbors. She combines an autoethnographic account of her experiences, including original photographs, with research on conceptual artists, participatory culture, and creative placemaking to position her work as participatory environmental art education. The paper is organized around the major steps one undertakes in planting a garden – siting, amending, seeding, tending, and harvesting - to draw parallels between the processes of maintaining a garden, and ...


Other-Than-Ego Consciousness: Approaching The “Spiritual” In Secular Art Education, Nico Roenpagel Nov 2015

Other-Than-Ego Consciousness: Approaching The “Spiritual” In Secular Art Education, Nico Roenpagel

Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal

Alternative worldviews bring forth alternative visions of education. This article sheds light on one contemporary approach to a spiritual worldview and its implications for secular art education. It proposes that high school visual art is a particularly conducive environment to engaging teenagers with existential and spiritual questions. An approach to spirituality grounded in a worldview of “profound interconnectedness” and “other-than-ego consciousness,” rather than religious systems, offers a timely basis for renegotiating the spiritual in secular art education settings. Through five concepts, the article bridges broader discussions on spirituality with concrete learning and teaching in the art classroom. For example, it ...


Inverse Inclusion: A Model For Preservice Art Teacher Training, Angela M. La Porte Nov 2015

Inverse Inclusion: A Model For Preservice Art Teacher Training, Angela M. La Porte

Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal

A university community-based intercession course offers preservice art teachers a unique opportunity to experience inverse inclusion in an art class for special needs adults. Inverse inclusion allows preservice teachers to become students working side-by-side with an equal or greater number of special needs learners, and also places them in occasional roles as teacher, teacher’s assistant, and videographer. Their observations and interactions within these roles provide preservice teachers with perceptive insights and perspectives about teaching, and nurture a better understanding of special needs students’ personal interests and abilities. Applying, reflecting upon, and adapting open-ended art curriculum theory and practice from ...


Celebrating Life, Denouncing Human Violence, Peter London Nov 2015

Celebrating Life, Denouncing Human Violence, Peter London

Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal

Essay enticingly brings to our view the painter Seymour Segal, as artist who admits the viewer unabashedly into the "discomfort, the danger ... of the protagonist or event taking place."


Misunderstandings And Consequences Of Labeling Artists As Self-Taught, Kristin Congdon Nov 2015

Misunderstandings And Consequences Of Labeling Artists As Self-Taught, Kristin Congdon

Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal

I have championed artists who have been invisible and underrepresented for decades. Sometimes these artists have been labeled by race or ethnicity and many of them have fallen into the categories of folk and self-taught. When writing about artists who have fallen into one of these categories, I have often tried to avoid labeling them, hoping to have them viewed simply (and complexly) as artists worthy of (high) art consideration. However, I have found that sometimes labeling has been necessary and even useful. Labeling helps a writer, curator, scholar, educator, or arts facilitator focus on a particular cultural group, worldview ...


Poems For Artizein, Sally A. Gradle Nov 2015

Poems For Artizein, Sally A. Gradle

Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal

This is a collection of seven poems all of which have to do with being a teacher or an observer of artistic growth in children, one's self, or the differently abled. I view the teaching of art as something of a spiritual quest for greater understanding of the self and the world. I hope to have conveyed a bit of the essence of what it means to unfold in this regard.


Letter From The Editors, Artizein Arts & Teaching Journal Nov 2015

Letter From The Editors, Artizein Arts & Teaching Journal

Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal

Letter from the editors: Peter London, Sally Gradle, Barbara Bickel and Jodi Patterson


Front Matter Of Artizein Nov 2015

Front Matter Of Artizein

Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal

No abstract provided.


Artizein Cover Volume 1/ Issue 1, Artizein Arts & Teaching Journal Nov 2015

Artizein Cover Volume 1/ Issue 1, Artizein Arts & Teaching Journal

Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal

No abstract provided.


Full Journal View: Artizein: Arts & Teaching Journal Nov 2015

Full Journal View: Artizein: Arts & Teaching Journal

Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal

No abstract provided.


Exploring Relationships Between Thinking Style And Sex, Age, Academic Major, Occupation, And Levels Of Arts Engagement Among Professionals Working In Museums, Mark D. Osterman Nov 2015

Exploring Relationships Between Thinking Style And Sex, Age, Academic Major, Occupation, And Levels Of Arts Engagement Among Professionals Working In Museums, Mark D. Osterman

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

With evidence that arts engagement and nonlinear thinking style both utilize insight, intuition, and emotion in the decision making process, the literature has driven an investigation of the relationship between levels of arts engagement and thinking style preference. This nonexperimental correlational study (N = 101) explored (a) the prevalence of linear, nonlinear, or balanced linear/nonlinear thinking style of professionals working in museums. (b) Whether thinking style has a relationship with (i) age; (ii) sex; (iii) academic major; (iv) occupation; (v) levels of arts engagement. Two theoretical frameworks underpinned this study: (a) new literacies and (b) cognitive styles.

A Web-based self-report ...


The Creative Commodity: A Study Of Improvisation In Middle And High School Choral Classrooms In Florida, Caitlynn M. Ensley Nov 2015

The Creative Commodity: A Study Of Improvisation In Middle And High School Choral Classrooms In Florida, Caitlynn M. Ensley

Selected Honors Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of improvisation in middle and high school choral classrooms. Specifically, the researcher sought to answer the following questions: (1) To what extent are middle and high school choral directors using improvisation activities in their classrooms? (2) How do the Core Arts Standards impact the value choral music educators’ assign to improvisation? (3) What challenges do choral music educators encounter when attempting to implement improvisation? (4) What do choral music educators believe would help them effectively use improvisation in their classrooms?

A researcher-designed questionnaire was sent to 105 middle and high ...


The Digital Incunabula: Rock • Paper • Pixels, Patrick Aievoli Oct 2015

The Digital Incunabula: Rock • Paper • Pixels, Patrick Aievoli

Zea E-Books

“The Digital Incunabula is Patrick Aievoli’s personal sonnet through media, interaction and communication design. He carefully crafts each evolutionary step into ripples that are supported by his own storied professional and academic experiences. It’s full of facts, terms and historical information which makes it perfect for anyone looking to flat out learn!” ● James Pannafino, Professor, Millersville University & Interaction Design

“This is a serious work that will find a broad community of readers. The depth and breadth of Aievoli’s experience in the publication industry give his voice and ideas credibility in the extreme. This book will inspire deep ...


Places, Spaces, And Faces: Teaching Sustainable Design Through Cross-Disciplinary Studio Integration, Rob Whitehead, Lynn Paxson, Carl A. Rogers Oct 2015

Places, Spaces, And Faces: Teaching Sustainable Design Through Cross-Disciplinary Studio Integration, Rob Whitehead, Lynn Paxson, Carl A. Rogers

Rob Whitehead

One of the core missions of the ACSA is the advancement of architectural education through the facilitation of teaching at all member schools. In an effort to promote increased discourse on “how” we teach, this session will examine current best practices from all areas of the curriculum. Topics covered include cooperative education, building technology, integrated studios, thesis, and teaching writing to architecture students. This session aims to foster informative dialogue and the sharing of ideas among faculty at all levels.


(Re)Covering Shelter: Enhancing Structural Design Pedagogy By Designing For Disaster Relief, Rob Whitehead Oct 2015

(Re)Covering Shelter: Enhancing Structural Design Pedagogy By Designing For Disaster Relief, Rob Whitehead

Rob Whitehead

The pedagogical model for teaching structural design to architecture students can be enhanced with the inclusion of design-based exercises that are purposefully constrained by programmatically justifiable and technically specific limits, like those found in design of disaster relief shelters.


Brick By Brick: Improved Outcomes Through Linked Learning Objectives In Beginning Technology Labs, Kris Nelson, Rob Whitehead Oct 2015

Brick By Brick: Improved Outcomes Through Linked Learning Objectives In Beginning Technology Labs, Kris Nelson, Rob Whitehead

Rob Whitehead

The practice of designing high-performing, technically proficient buildings in an integrated manner has increased in importance (and frequency) in step with elevated expectations for measurable building performance standards. However, traditional pedagogical models for building technology education have done little to adjust in response relying instead upon outdated modes for the classroom structure, content, and teaching methods.