ERIC Number: EJ1039579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Reference Count: 71
Negotiating to Engagement: Creating an Art Curriculum with Eighth-Graders
Pennisi, Alice C.
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v54 n2 p127-140 Win 2013
With the goal of re-engaging students in their art class, a participatory action research project was conducted in which an art teacher, his eighth-graders, and the researcher as mentor-teacher used democratic practices to negotiate the structure and content of their class over a school year. Starting with an agreed upon concept of art, pedagogical strategies were developed that moved the class from teacher-centered to idea-centered. These strategies included elevating student perspectives, minimizing teacher talk with active listening techniques, and expanding "working in art class" to include idea-development practices.
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Development, Grade 8, Art Teachers, Participatory Research, Action Research, Learner Engagement, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Participative Decision Making, Student Attitudes, Classroom Communication, Teacher Student Relationship, Conferences (Gatherings), Personal Autonomy
National Art Education Association. 1916 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 703-860-8000; Fax: 703-860-2960; Web site: http://www.arteducators.org/research/studies
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A