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ERIC Number: EJ897394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Curriculum and the Gallery Space: A Service-Learning Partnership
Innella, Valerie
Art Education, v63 n3 p46-52 May 2010
Partnering with a community organization for service-learning is a meaningful approach to higher education curriculum. Service-learning is a pedagogy centered on service, combining structured opportunities that link the course content to critical self-reflection for the acquisition of values and skills that lead to enhanced citizenry in addition to achieving traditional content goals. This article describes the use of service-learning components in a Museum Studies seminar at Casper College, in Casper, Wyoming, where students curated exhibitions for local museums such as the Nicolaysen Art Museum, and created accompanying components such as a catalog and educational projects for community visitors. The characteristics and benefits of service-learning in the art gallery are also discussed. (Contains 8 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming