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ERIC Number: ED538651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 229
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2671-7257-0
The Creation of a Culture of Inquiry: Engaging Teachers in Experiences with Art Objects in Museums
Miller, Stacy
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Teachers College, Columbia University
The problem under investigation in this dissertation concerns teachers and their ability to continue to be lifelong learners through professional development initiatives in art museums. In this serial case study five teachers from elementary, middle and high schools visited the free choice learning environments of art museums and were interviewed about their encounters with self-selected objects in order to understand their experiences with the art works. Later, in group sessions the teachers discussed their findings with their peers. It is argued that these encounters with cultural objects, layered in a variety of contexts such as historical, social, psychological, emotional and aesthetic, are ideal for interdisciplinary dialogues. Such dialogues create a culture of inquiry, encouraging teachers to use their disciplinary knowledge in new and more flexible ways. In turn, the potential for new learning experiences are produced, which promote the critically important practice of lifelong learning for teachers and their classrooms. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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