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ERIC Number: EJ897396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Eighth-Graders as Role Models: A Service-Learning Art Collaboration for Social and Emotional Learning
Hutzel, Karen; Russell, Robert; Gross, Julia
Art Education, v63 n4 p12-18 Jul 2010
In a recent article, Russell and Hutzel, two of the authors of this article, proposed a framework for teaching social and emotional learning (SEL) in art education through collaborative service-learning. As defined in that article, SEL is a "process through which children and adults develop the skills, attitudes, and values necessary to acquire social and emotional competence." The core competencies of SEL include self-awareness, social-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making, and relationship skills, and within each competency is a set of skills. This article describes a situation in which the proposed concepts of SEL, coupled with service-learning and art education, were included in a curriculum unit and implemented during two sequential years in a private middle school near Akron, Ohio. This article considers potential outcomes in addition to SEL competencies in art education, namely the students' positions as role models in the experience. The authors present an analysis and interpretation of the learning experience for the eighth-graders, including (1) the teacher's description of the experience; (2) analysis of outcomes related to SEL core competencies; and (3) possibilities for further engaging social and emotional learning in the middle school art classroom. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio