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ERIC Number: EJ740327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Object Lessons: Thinking about Material Culture
Burkhart, Anne
Art Education, v59 n2 p33-39 Mar 2006
This article describes why art educators might consider studying material forms from everyday life, presents suggestions for exploring them in an art classroom, and includes an example to illustrate teaching about an object of material culture. The author presents reasons for studying material culture in the art classroom and offers suggestions regarding how students might investigate everyday objects. In a classroom study, students demonstrated a willingness to explore objects pertinent to their lives, showing interest through their responses, designs, and on-task behaviors. Students exhibited an interest in considering how objects affect society in terms of function, symbolism, and cultural impact. (Contains 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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