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ERIC Number: EJ831793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1726
Piloting an Online Art Therapy Course
Feen-Calligan, Holly
Journal of Computing in Higher Education, v19 n2 p98-120 Mar 2008
This article describes the development and assessment of a graduate level online art therapy class. An introduction briefly defines art therapy and the need for distance learning in this field. The challenges inherent in teaching art therapy online, including working with art media and developing appropriate interpersonal skills and group processes among prospective art therapists are explained, as well as strategies used to meet such challenges. The focus of the article lies in exploring whether and how students can learn art therapy online, a discipline that traditionally requires face-to-face instruction. Visual and verbal examples of student work demonstrate how art therapy techniques were used to meet course objectives and to support a learning community. An objectives-oriented approach (Worthen & Sanders, 1987) was used in the summative evaluation. Conclusions and recommendations based on successful pedagogical strategies are given.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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