ECAE 7540T: Ways of Knowing in the Contemporary Arts Education Classroom: Searching and Identifying Artistic Interpretations and Relationships in the Visual and Performing arts.

60 hours, 3 credits (45 hours plus conference)

Analysis of engaged searching for new visual and kinesthetic ways of expressing, motivating, and supporting artistic and other kinds of learning while examining issues of diversity and artistic plurality. Critical examination of changing contemporary arts education needs. Practical application and theoretical discussion of various visual and performing arts media and arts education practices with an emphasis on critical evaluation of educational, pedagogical, and philosophical theories of dance, visual arts, and related artistic domains. Discussion of the arts from a variety of visual arts, dance, and kinesthetic perspectives and traditions related to classroom interactions, diversity, artistic identity formation, and learning.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the MA or Non-degree Certificate Program in Teaching Art. Co-Enrollment in one of the following studio courses 2-D: ARTD 7310/7311(Drawing 1&2), ARTD 7420/7421 (Painting 1&2); 3-D: ARTD 7520/7521 (Sculpture 1&2, ARTD 7560: Ceramics); ARTD 7610/7611(Printmaking 1&2) ; PIMA 7010G (Performance, New Media, Technology), or any other studio course with permission of the Program Head.

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