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ERIC Number: EJ907740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Shades of Green: Growing Environmentalism through Art Education
Inwood, Hilary
Art Education, v63 n6 p33-38 Nov 2010
As a university-based art educator inspired by the efforts of environmental artists, the author has been working to share their achievements with students and teachers through eco-art education. She aims to continue this work through this article by sharing recent developments in this emerging field of inquiry. In hopes of encouraging art educators to integrate eco-art education into their art programs, the author provides a brief overview of the existing scholarship in eco-art education, as well as describes the successes of four elementary teachers from Canada dedicated to cultivating this form of learning in their own classrooms. Their stories illustrate the many rich shades of green that can be grown through eco-art education, ranging from lighter shades of green for lessons that simply touch on environmental concepts, to deeper shades for integrated experiences that engage students in, about, and for the environment via multiple ways of knowing. They demonstrate the many positive effects eco-art education can have on the depth and breadth of students' environmental learning. The author shares strategies for preparing generalist elementary teachers to integrate environmentalism into visual arts education curricula, projects, and exhibits. (Contains 3 figures and 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada