Choice-Based Art Education

Student vs Teacher Themes: Using Research in the Classroom

Concluding the 2017-18 school year, I noticed a trend forming in my 8th grade classes: soulless, uninspired artwork. A systematic change was needed along with a shift in my teaching practice. I believe that by 8th grade students should be using visual metaphors to form conceptual ideas while forming opinions regarding their experiences. Thus, I began to conduct research in…

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