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ERIC Number: EJ814979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Learning to Be Multimedia Teaching Artists: Apprenticeship in Multimedia Arts Education
Betts, J. David
Teaching Artist Journal, v6 n4 p266-278 Oct 2008
The Multimedia Arts Education Program (MAEP) was an innovative initiative for middle school students that used teaching artists as leaders in an apprenticeship-like teaching context. This article is about a second apprenticeship program supported by a University/Community Partnership grant from the Kellogg Foundation that engaged university students as student teaching artists (STAs). The introduction of STAs into this program created a unique dynamic in which these university students functioned in a multidimensional role: as apprentices to the teaching artists, as co-learners with both the teaching artists and the students, as model learners to the students and teaching artists, and as teaching artists to the students. Because professional development for teaching artists in all disciplines is an important priority, the author studied this dynamic apprenticeship model, focusing on the experiences and contributions of the novice STAs working in the extended program in multimedia. This article is about their experiences and their development as multimedia teaching artists. It is about their contributions to the curriculum of MAEP. It is also a reflection on the importance of this kind of practical experience in developing effective teaching artists in multimedia.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona