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Expanding Art's Audience, Tony Connors 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Expanding Art's Audience, Tony Connors

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

This paper investigates the need for contemporary art museums to expand their audience to fit their role as educational institutions. It is based on research that looks at ways museums have typically been operated in the past and then focuses on newer modes of operation, using the Brooklyn Museum as an example of a museum that educates and reaches a greater audience. Lastly, the paper looks at how particular artists have broken the mold of presenting art in order to interact with and relate to audiences in new ways. This research explains ways that art can be made accessible to ...


Art On A Trash Can: Art For Life With A Twist, Yichien Cooper 2014 Florida State University

Art On A Trash Can: Art For Life With A Twist, Yichien Cooper

Journal of Art for Life

The marriage of art and life has always seemed an ideal one to me, until a recent children's art contest in the City of Richland, WA prompted me to rethink it. In this article, I will discuss the limitations of the marriage of art with life. My discussion is drawn from objects submitted in the children’s art contest, observations of conflicting examples of public art, conversations about the role of public art and the reasons for both positive and negative perceptions toward public art. Questions such as “should there be a limit for the marriage of art and ...


Artistic Self-Perceptions: Sociocultural Learning In The Elementary School, Karen A. Heid 2014 Florida State University

Artistic Self-Perceptions: Sociocultural Learning In The Elementary School, Karen A. Heid

Journal of Art for Life

This study considers the possible impact of children’s artistic self-perceptions This four-year study focused on afterschool visual arts instruction in an inner city school with third, fourth, and fifth grade students who were mentored weekly by college-age students on a one-on-one basis. Through the theoretical lens of social learning theory (Vygotsky, 1934/78; Bandura, 1977; Noddings, 1995), the program’s impact on children’s sense of agency was analyzed. The researcher enlisted the use of a measurement survey each spring semester over the course of the study. Utilizing the dependent means t-test, it was determined that students showed ...


How Have Music Student Teachers Done On The Edtpa So Far?, David W. Snyder 2014 SelectedWorks

How Have Music Student Teachers Done On The Edtpa So Far?, David W. Snyder

David W. Snyder

This article contains the results from a recent pilot study of the edTPA student teacher assessment to be used in Illinois startingn in 2015. Student scores on the edTPA were evaluated in order to reveal areas of weakness in student teacher preparation.


Building A Community Art Garden: A Participatory Eco-Arts Based Educational Research Project, Beryl R. Cohen 2014 Western University

Building A Community Art Garden: A Participatory Eco-Arts Based Educational Research Project, Beryl R. Cohen

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The purpose of this study is to explore how a community comes to understand their sense of place as they create a school art garden, and then consider their relationship to it, and to the natural world. Using qualitative arts-based methods of inquiry and A/r/tography, I weave and construct text and visual images, which portray human actions and experiences within the framework of Environmental Inquiry. As a participant, I also respond to the project through the creation of artwork.

Rich community narratives and data analysis resulted in the following themes: Teaching and Learning; Activism; Connection to Nature; Health ...


Examining Artistic Processes And Transfer, Trish Osler 2014 Western University

Examining Artistic Processes And Transfer, Trish Osler

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This exploratory qualitative case study inquires into the relationship between artistic processes in organizational theory and in education, examining the perception of transfer from a lived arts experience to student leadership contexts. The literature review considers the parallel evolution of artistic thinking strategies in organizations and in education, using three processes as a basis for comparison: tolerance for ambiguity, a collaborative culture of critique, and the empowerment of group members at all stages of an initiative. Evidence of these processes was analyzed for its relevance to leadership development using documents from single-gendered independent schools, participant journal entries, and interviews with ...


Perceptions Of Open-Ended Art By Fourth-Grade Students And Their Teacher, Amanda M. Swanson 2014 Northern Michigan University

Perceptions Of Open-Ended Art By Fourth-Grade Students And Their Teacher, Amanda M. Swanson

NMU Master's Theses

This qualitative classroom action research began with a problem that developed over the course of a school year at a rural kindergarten through fourth-grade Title One elementary school in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Before beginning this research project, many of the students were highly engaged in their learning; however, some students were identified as not engaged and seemed to be coasting. The teacher researcher decided to try something new to engage all fourth-grade students. She decided to present her students with a constructivist approach to solving the problem of stacks of unwanted phonebooks from the district office. She challenged fourth-grade ...


The Laes Pocketbook For Filmmaker Enthusiasts, Steven (Sven) Thien Le 2014 California Polytechnic State University

The Laes Pocketbook For Filmmaker Enthusiasts, Steven (Sven) Thien Le

Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies

The LAES Pocketbook for Filmmaker Enthusiasts was written to be an essential tool for Cal Poly students to use when approaching the broad spectrum of film making. This introductory pocketbook tackles many of the confusions and questions that arise when first starting with film making and utilizes the equipment available at Cal Poly to make the film making process simpler for students. Printed out on standard 8.5" x 11" paper, this portable pocketbook is meant to be folded, stapled down the spine, and carried with the student on their filming endeavors.

This pocketbook will go over types of filming ...


The Effectiveness And Impressions Between Responsive And Non-Responsive Websites Displayed On A Computer, Tablet And Cell Phone: Displaying Websites Of Eichler Homes, Camille Mary Duckett 2014 California Polytechnic State University

The Effectiveness And Impressions Between Responsive And Non-Responsive Websites Displayed On A Computer, Tablet And Cell Phone: Displaying Websites Of Eichler Homes, Camille Mary Duckett

Graphic Communication

The researcher designed two types of websites for Eichler Homes in Thousand Oaks. The researcher created both responsive and non-responsive websites.

The researcher performed a study and observed the data. Afterwards, the data was analyzed to see people’s preferences and which one they liked best.

Most of the general public is not knowledgeable about responsive design. In business, people need to decide for themselves if responsive design is worth the investment since most people aren’t aware of it. As responsive design continues to grow with the use of mobile devices most people aren’t educated about responsive vs ...


Western Line Design: Design Instructions For Western Line Arrangements, Katelyn Montague 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Western Line Design: Design Instructions For Western Line Arrangements, Katelyn Montague

Agricultural Education and Communication

The purpose of this project was to create an instructional booklet that would act as a supplement for high school floral design students and instructors as they created the five Western Line design styles. The booklet includes high-quality photographs and step-by-step instructions on how to construct each of the Western Line designs (vertical, horizontal, formal, informal and l-shape). It also includes a profile for each arrangement and a list of materials that are needed to create each design. This instructional booklet will be an important addition to floral design classes, which are present in many agriculture departments in high schools ...


A Basic Qualitative Study Investigating The Use Of Differentiated Instruction In A High School Art Classroom, Kristen Bartkowski 2014 SelectedWorks

A Basic Qualitative Study Investigating The Use Of Differentiated Instruction In A High School Art Classroom, Kristen Bartkowski

Kristen Bartkowski

The initial purpose of this study was to understand how one art teacher applied aspects of differentiated instruction in her art classroom. In the review of literature, I documented research and theories about differentiated instruction, which showed an overlap between theories of constructivism and differentiated instruction.

The methodology relied on a basic qualitative case study in which I played the role of participant as observer. Through the use of observation, interview, and document analysis, I sought to uncover aspects of differentiated instruction that one high school art teacher applied in her classroom over a period of twelve weeks for one ...


Teaching Under Pressure, Laurie H. Sklar 2014 Rhode Island College

Teaching Under Pressure, Laurie H. Sklar

Master's Theses, Dissertations and Graduate Research Overview

The purpose of this comparative case study was to investigate, explore, and describe the methods and practices of secondary instrumental music education in a public school setting. Two sites, a Rhode Island public school and a Rhode Island community music school, were chosen for observation. Two major ensembles, a jazz band and a concert band, were observed at each site on four different occasions. Observations were organized by the National Standards of Music Education, although the study did not focus on whether or not the programs “met” the standards. Data was also placed into the category of non-musical factors. Observations ...


Creative Movement Classes At The Ioa: Pilot Program, Sienna L. Williams 2014 University of San Francisco

Creative Movement Classes At The Ioa: Pilot Program, Sienna L. Williams

Creative Activity and Research Day - CARD

Sienna Williams reflects on a recent directed study at the Institute on Aging (IOA). Williams worked with Jessica McCracken, the Arts Program Manager for the Center for Elders and Youth in the Arts (CEYA) and Bay Area artist, Eric Garcia to develop and facilitate creative movement classes for older adults. Classes were offered as alternatives to regularly scheduled group exercise programs. Theme development, physical story telling and music were integral in the development of each class. The experience Williams gained from this directed study prompted her design an upcoming psychological study. The study will measure exercise and creative self-efficacy levels ...


Editorial, Tom Anderson 2014 The Florida State University

Editorial, Tom Anderson

Journal of Art for Life

Following is the editorial for for Volume 5, Issue 1, Journal of Art for Life


Labor, Vera Bauluz 2014 Claremont Colleges

Labor, Vera Bauluz

CGU MFA Theses

I make sacred objects from scratch, from ready mades, from industrial materials, and sometimes from trash or recycling. I treat those objects with love and reverence to embed them with essence and soul. I propose conversations with objects exquisitely executed, that question our social order and the machine, easily understood by everybody, although still challenging our understanding of contemporary art.

The placement of the work and the lighting, as fundamental part of the installation, attempts to generate strokes of conscience that enhance human understanding and capabilities beyond a specific discourse.

Humor and sacred coexist in my installation and in my ...


Partner – Translate – Impact: A Method For Public Interest Design In Architectural Education, Nadia M. Anderson 2014 Iowa State University

Partner – Translate – Impact: A Method For Public Interest Design In Architectural Education, Nadia M. Anderson

Architecture Conference Papers

Global financial systems, increased human mobility, and climate change are contemporary forces creating historic disparities between rich and poor, increased rural-to-urban migration, and frequent natural disasters. These conditions demand that architecture rethink its relationship with natural and built environments and the people who occupy them.


Instruction Design Towards The Promotion And Integration Of Movement In The Visual Arts Classroom, Kathryn B. Adams 2014 Rhode Island College

Instruction Design Towards The Promotion And Integration Of Movement In The Visual Arts Classroom, Kathryn B. Adams

Master's Theses, Dissertations and Graduate Research Overview

My research project focuses on the integration of movement into the visual arts classroom. I explore two questions: “How can the teaching of movement enhance and strengthen learning in Visual Art Education?” and then, “How can I design powerful Visual Art Education learning experiences by incorporating movement”? It is my hope to encourage students in the art classroom to become healthy, life-long learners by engaging the mind and body. This study explores ideas and strategies for integrating the teaching of art with movement for both Elementary and Secondary level students.


K-12 Students See Steam Everyday, Meghan Reilly Michaud 2014 Claremont Colleges

K-12 Students See Steam Everyday, Meghan Reilly Michaud

The STEAM Journal

Today’s students exist in a visual world. A new semiotic language has emerged in the digital age. It consists of an ever-evolving vocabulary of signs and symbols that one can rapidly decipher. Icons represent applications and functions on a plethora of modern devices. Sounds indicate changes and the start and end of activity. The exposure of new audio and visual media are part of everyday communication, now more than ever. The Arts teach our students to better perceive these cues and the information that they deliver.


Commentary - The Case For Humanistic Curriculum: A Discussion Of Curriculum Theory Applied To Art Education, Jeffrey L. Broome 2014 The Florida State University

Commentary - The Case For Humanistic Curriculum: A Discussion Of Curriculum Theory Applied To Art Education, Jeffrey L. Broome

Journal of Art for Life

In this article I explore what role art education might play in fostering caring and sensitive relationships and experiences for children, in some small way paving a path for a more harmonious society. I first describe systemic, academic, humanistic, and socially reconstructive curricular theories, and apply these theories to trends that have dominated art education over the last six or seven decades. In consideration of the recent accentuation on individual competition in U.S. schools and increasingly frequent reports of violence, bullying, and outbursts of public vitriol, I make an argument for a renewed emphasis on updated versions of humanistic ...


Fragments Of What? Postmodernism, Hybridity And Collage, David A. Gall 2014 The Florida State University

Fragments Of What? Postmodernism, Hybridity And Collage, David A. Gall

Journal of Art for Life

This paper argues that unresolved issues about identity affecting art historical and art education theory-practice are traceable to modernism’s anxiety about hybridity’s imagined threat to cultural purity and integrity. Postmodernism’s solution to modernist anxiety involved showing the fallacy of deriving identity from essences and exposing identity’s socially constructed origins. This advanced recognition of cultural plurality and relativity, but cast identity’s integrity as the effect of cultural imagination projected onto autonomous fragments. Fragments, however, presuppose wholes. A picture of integrated interrelated dynamic wholes is retrieved by reconceiving the concepts of hybridity and collage outside the dualistic ...


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