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Etherington, Matthew – Art Education, 2018
In this article Matthew Etherington shares his experiences, successes, and challenges in implementing a 7th-grade fashion design unit in which he attempts to realize his curricular vision through critical visual culture pedagogy and role-playing. During the 4-week lesson period, Etherington's instructional checkpoints were broken into three main…
Descriptors: Clothing, Role Playing, Grade 7, Art Education
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Sanders-Bustle, Lynn – Art Education, 2018
In this article, Sanders-Bustle recounts what happened when university art education students created socially engaged art (SEA), "Project Unway" and "Project Unity," in the hallways of a middle school. The events represented in this article stem from activities that took place in a secondary art education curriculum course…
Descriptors: Art Education, College Students, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Chung, Sheng Kuan; Brown, Kathy J. – Art Education, 2018
This article examines Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, a project developed by the Artula Institute for Arts and Environmental Education of Bandon, Oregon. Using art to shed light on issues related to trash found in the ocean environment, the Washed Ashore project brings increased awareness to this growing crisis and the resulting beach litter…
Descriptors: Art Education, Oceanography, Environmental Education, Exhibits
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Huard, Marie – Art Education, 2017
In this article, the author shares a lesson taught to a sixth-grade art class. Using contemporary art, the students were encouraged to observe the art and have focused conversations about the work. When these discussions are integrated into the daily work of artmaking, they help students understand what it is they are learning. The author's goal…
Descriptors: Sculpture, Grade 6, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Artists
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Stewart, Connie; Oster, Wendi K. – Art Education, 2017
This resource describes how one art classroom used "everyday labor" as a topic to connect artmaking to community workplaces. The work of Theaster Gates, Faith Ringgold, Jacob Lawrence, Jeremy Deller, and Adrian Piper are suggested to stimulate class dialogue about work, labor, and jobs. The author invited members of their farming…
Descriptors: Art Education, Labor, Employment, Studio Art
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Lee, SeungYeon – Art Education, 2017
A student's lack of belief in his or her own ability to do well in school can be a driving component of disengagement. In response, the author created art activities aimed to build students' confidence in their ability to learn, carry out a given art task, and identify a competence; such asset-based thinking approaches encourage students to reach…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Urban Education, Competence
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Tornero, Stephen; Kan, Koon Hwee – Art Education, 2017
The demands of art projects in public schools may not fit with reality for many exceptional students because the project outcomes are often too specific (Henley, 1992). One strong motivator for students is looking at and discussing visual culture, involving all the images they see and all the visual experiences they have every day. This pedagogy…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Humor, Inclusion, Student Motivation
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Brewer, Thomas M.; Xu, Lihua; Diket, Read M. – Art Education, 2017
Just for a change, would it not be nice to hear talk about keeping and/or expanding full-time art specialists' presence in schools and maintaining strong art education programs at the college and university level? That conversation could result from the positive arguments we are providing in this article. The purpose of this article is to clarify…
Descriptors: Specialists, Art Education, Art Teachers, Teaching Methods
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McElhany, Jacqueline S. – Art Education, 2017
Author Jaqueline McElhany, reflects upon her experiences, flawed teaching method, and lessons learned during her first year as a middle school art teacher, with a project that involved making West African ceremonial face masks. The article focuses on the changes she made to shift her teaching methods and classroom environment from discipline-based…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods, Middle School Teachers, Art Teachers
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Tellie, Benjamin; Dracup, Josh – Art Education, 2016
School bullying is a complicated aspect of violence. It can be difficult for teachers to identify bullying and hard for students to report. This can include behaviors that are "offensive, abusive, malicious, insulting, and/or intimidating" (Quigg, 2011, p. 1). Some students struggle with bullying in the classroom and in the general…
Descriptors: Bullying, Studio Art, Art Activities, Middle School Students
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Grodoski, Chris – Art Education, 2016
The art classroom is abundant with opportunities to develop meaningful questions, including one that constantly drives the author's own teaching practice: How might she best engage middle school students in a generative process of inquiry when interpreting and producing creative visual culture? In 2009, Chris Grodowski began translating research…
Descriptors: Art Education, Middle School Students, Inquiry, Creative Thinking
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Hopper, Jescia J. H. – Art Education, 2016
In my classroom, a typical live demonstration often resulted in a crowd of fidgety, wiggling, middle school students standing on tiptoes and squeezing between others to see the easel. I struggled with finding ways to keep students engaged and focused when presenting new material. There were always a number of students who could not see the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art Education, Video Technology, Art Teachers
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Liao, Christine; Motter, Jennifer L.; Patton, Ryan M. – Art Education, 2016
Redefining the educational model of science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum (STEM) to also include art to become STEAM (Fournier, 2013; Guyotte, Sochacka, Constantino, Walther, & Kellam, 2014) is a current method to encourage students to actively participate in 21st-century learning (Saxena, 2014). The skills emphasized for…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Art Activities, Females
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Johnson, Margaret H.; Kieling, Linda W.; Cooper, Susan L. – Art Education, 2014
In this article, the authors report on usage of 21st-century technology, and a collaborative project that allowed middle school art students and preservice teachers to share their artwork and receive feedback in a constructivist learning environment. Middle school students often deal with issues such as bullying, divorce, and depression; they can…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Art Activities, Constructivism (Learning), Middle School Students
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Bertling, Joy – Art Education, 2013
The ecological realities of many communities are desperate but not determined. As teachers inevitably encounter these realities in their communities, they can respond by activating students' imaginations to conceive of better alternatives. Greene (1995) outlined how the imagination has the power to envision alternative realities and better…
Descriptors: Art Education, Place Based Education, Artists, Middle School Students
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