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ERIC Number: EJ959436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Diversity, Pedagogy, and Visual Culture
Amburgy, Patricia M.
Art Education, v64 n5 p6-11 Sep 2011
As new approaches have emerged in art education, teacher preparation programs in higher education have revised existing courses or created new ones that reflect those new approaches. At the university where the author teaches, one such course is Diversity, Pedagogy, and Visual Culture (A ED 225). A ED 225 is intended to offer preservice art teachers opportunities to learn about diversity-related content, along with new methodologies for teaching visual culture. A ED 225 also is intended to meet general education requirements for students who are not majoring in art education. In this article, the author describes the way she teaches A ED 225 in order to maximize opportunities for preservice art teachers and other students to explore diversity-related issues that are important to them, and to think critically about the forms of visual culture that surround them. The author challenges students' understanding of visual culture, and encourages them to critically analyze the ways in which artworks reinforce, alter, or question traditional cultural perspectives. (Contains 3 figures.)
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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: Pennsylvania