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(Fall 2010 & Beyond). Students examine middle school and secondary art education by studying historical, psychological, social and theoretical developments. A range of educational researchers and their theories are explored. Students will research and present a project that focuses on an art education issue, either historical or contemporary. Topics will include components of Discipline Based Art Education, Multiple Intelligences, Visual Culture, Interdisciplinary Instruction and Postmodernism. Students will identify areas of research which influence the practice of art education. They will examine the psychological and artistic development of pre-adolescents and adolescents and the influence of art education. Studying and analyzing personal creativity and process, the course combines academic inquiry with art making activities. Through discussions, presentations, and art making, we will explore how theories and research can enhance the classroom learning experience for all art students. There will be a special emphasis on the development of your own personal vision of art education leading towards authentic instruction, activities and assessment.Recommendations: MAT students only unless granted special permission.

Affiliated With:

  • School of Arts & Sciences