ERIC Number: EJ1057802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
(Re)visioning the Self through Art
Henry, Sue Ellen; Verica, Joseph M.
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v51 n2 p153-167 2015
How can art function as a medium through which to re(view) the self and others? This article explores this central question through an interdisciplinary classroom experiment that brought theories of identity development in a multiculturalism classroom together with principles of portraiture present in an introductory drawing class. Interview analysis with a dozen participants suggests that such disciplinary interactions can create space for the exploration of stereotypes and "flash judgments" as well as lead to intense awareness of risk-taking and vulnerability so necessary to multicultural education.
Descriptors: Art, Interdisciplinary Approach, Portraiture, Freehand Drawing, Multicultural Education, Self Concept, Stereotypes, Introductory Courses, Educational Experiments, Education Courses, Autobiographies, Student Projects, College Students, Semi Structured Interviews, Risk, Psychological Patterns
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania