ERIC Number: EJ1195092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Tumbling Lessons: Using Tumblr Iconography to Strengthen Multimodal Teaching and Learning in Preservice Art Education
Hofsess, Brooke A.; Shields, Sara Scott; Wilson, Gloria J.
Art Education, v71 n3 p20-28 2018
In this article, the authors share their experiences as art teacher educators using social media in innovative ways that stretch and strengthen modality in lesson design. Specifically, they explore their process of using the popular blog site Tumblr as a format to design what they have termed "tumbling lessons" with preservice art educators at their respective universities. This approach to teaching-learning lesson design was inspired by Tumblr's use of seven distinct modalities: text, photo, quote, link, chat, audio, and video. The authors believe this format offers "any" teacher a structure for engaging with multimodal lesson design. Working through the various Tumblr modalities prompts the development of dynamic, responsive lessons in the art classroom and beyond.
Descriptors: Art Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Media, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Learning Modalities, Lesson Plans
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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