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Art Education (PreK-12)

This guide is intended both for students in the art teaching licensure program, and for elementary and secondary education students seeking to incorporate art in their teaching. ELEMMID 370 Visual Literacy and Performing Arts Integration in the Classroom

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Organizations for Art Education

Cultivating Critical Conversations in Art Education

Written by and for art educators from all backgrounds and contexts, this volume offers guidance for expanding students' opportunities to critically examine current events, histories, and cultural assumptions in ways that are relevant and inclusive of all identities. Readers will learn how to use contemporary art and dialogue as tools to acknowledge and value the unique perspectives of each person. 

Art Education for a Sustainable Planet

Explore how art education can contribute to a more just and sustainable planet. Making the case that ecopedagogy and eco-art can transform and enrich art education, Bertling introduces these two burgeoning movements and then outlines how they can be infused into K-12 art education. 

Math Art

From geometry in motion to the possibilities of pi, this stunning volume reveals how art has been inspired by the beauty and poetry of mathematical principles. He explores the growing sensation of math art, presenting more than 80 pieces, including a crocheted, colorful representation of non-Euclidian geometry that looks like sea coral and a 65-ton, 28-foot-tall bronze sculpture covered in a space-filling curve.

Authentic Secondary Art Assessment

Compiles 16 visual art teacher perspectives on assessments across diverse classrooms and contexts. Presents assessment perspectives with an eye to the National Core Art Standards (NCAS)

Art As Research

The practice of art-based research uses art making as a primary mode of enquiry. Drawing on contributions from arts therapies, education, history, organizational studies, and philosophy, the essays critically examine unique challenges that include the personal and sometimes intimate nature of artistic enquiry and the complexities of the partnership with social science which has dominated applied arts research.

Anti-Racist Art Activities for Kids

Harness the power of creativity to celebrate your community and change the world. Have fun with 38 creative projects that empower you to use your art, actions, and words to create meaningful change.

Advances in Visual Methodology

A collection of essays which brings together the leading scholars in visual research. Clearly structured, and written in an engaging and accessible style throughout, this work is for teachers and students across the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Engaging Learners Through Artmaking

Introduces artistic behaviors that sustain engagement, such as problem finding, innovation, play, representation, collaboration, and more. Provides instructional modes for differentiation, including whole-group, small-group, individual, and peer coaching. Offers management strategies for choice-based learning environments, structuring time, design of studio centers, and exhibition. Highlights artist statements by children identifying personal relevancy, discovery learning, and reflection.

Children Draw

Informed by psychology and practical teaching with children, Children Draw guides readers through the progressive stages and characteristics of drawing development as children grow and change mentally, physically, socially, emotionally, and creatively. It offers tips about encouraging children to express their ideas visually, age-appropriate art materials, workspaces, and different media, as well as suggestions for making an art museum visit more meaningful--not to mention more fun.

The Learner-Directed Classroom

Practicing art educators (PreK-16) offer both a comprehensive framework for understanding student-directed learning and concrete pedagogical strategies to implement student-direct learning activities in school. In addition, research-based assessment strategies provide educators with evidence of student mastery and achievement. Teachers who structure self-directed learning activities can facilitate effective differentiation as students engage in the curriculum at their level.