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The Art Education in Practice Series: Digital Editions

Transforms education research and theory into practical classroom strategies

Marilyn G. Stewart, Series Editor

The Art Education in Practice Series is the single most comprehensive source for superior content in teacher education and professional development. Each contributor to this series is a nationally known expert on theory and practice in art education.

"I know that art teachers are very busy, but I also know that they want to stay on top of issues and developments in our field. The Art Education in Practice Series was designed especially for these dedicated individuals. I am so pleased when teachers tell me how much they love the books."
—Marilyn G. Stewart, Series Editor

Instant online access is available for any or all of the following titles:

  • Assessment in Art Education Donna Kay Beattie Assessment in Art Education
    Author(s): Donna Kay Beattie
    Abstract:

    Evaluates a wide range of performance assessment strategies

    This text details and evaluates a wide variety of performance assessment strategies, from portfolios and art journals to integrated performance options. Traditional methods, scoring and judging strategies, as well as formative and summative assessment styles are all explored. Available individually or as part of the Art Education in Practice Series. 144 pages, softcover

    • Scoring and judging strategies; and preformance assessment strategies
    • Art assessment guidelines
    • Strategies on how to combine assessment with art instruction
    • Thorough explanation of educational assessment vocabulary and key concepts
  • Community Art in Action Kristin Congdon Community Art in Action
    Author(s): Kristin Congdon
    Abstract:

    Encourages students to explore their world

    This resource shows how art education programs can be expanded to address community-based and cultural traditions. The text explains how art and aesthetic choices are at the heart of communities and discusses how folklife and community practices are associated with the natural and built environment, different occupations, recreational activities, and ethnic traditions. Available individually or as part of the Art Education in Practice Series. 128 pages, softcover

    • Activities for involving students in their local community traditions
    • Ideas for expanding student awareness of traditions in communities around the world
    • Images of contemporary, folk, and traditional artists’ work
  • Engaging Visual Culture Karen Keifer-Boyd and Jane Maitland-Gholson Engaging Visual Culture
    Author(s): Karen Keifer-Boyd and Jane Maitland-Gholson
    Abstract:

    Explains visual culture’s potent and multilayered meanings

    Engaging Visual Culture is a guidebook for teachers to help students make sense of the pervasive flow of visual information shaping their worldview and way of being. The authors offer practical strategies to help students learn to think critically about visual culture, its meanings, and its impact on their lives. Each of the nine chapters focuses on three key concepts: Expose, Explode, and Empower. By exposing students to the presence and power of visual culture, and “exploding” the passive acceptance of the visual messages all around us, students are empowered to participate actively in constructing their own meanings. Available individually or as part of the Art Education in Practice Series. 162 pages, softcover

    • Hands-on, age-appropriate activities to proactively expose the power of visual culture
    • Strategies for teaching each chapter’s content with students of different ages
    • Reproducible handouts, worksheets, and more
  • Gender Matters in Art Education Martin Rosenberg and Frances Thurber Gender Matters in Art Education
    Author(s): Martin Rosenberg and Frances Thurber
    Abstract:

    Find out how gender really matters in the artroom

    Gender Matters in Art Education translates the theory of gender equity into real practice in the art classroom. The authors provide a coherent review of the important research on gender equity in schools and demonstrate, through concrete, classroom-based examples, the unique opportunities that the art classroom provides for promoting gender equity for both boys and girls. Available individually or as part of the Art Education in Practice Series. 155 pages, softcover

    • Case studies on practicing gender equity in the classroom
    • Strategies on supporting a gender equitable climate in the artroom
    • Tips on building a gender equitable curriculum
    • Examples of the art teacher’s unique opportunity to address gender matters
  • Rethinking Curriculum in Art Marilyn G. Stewart and Sydney R. Walker Rethinking Curriculum in Art
    Author(s): Marilyn G. Stewart and Sydney R. Walker
    Abstract:

    Practical support for thematic teaching in art

    Research shows that thematic teaching across the curriculum significantly increases student engagement. This groundbreaking book by Marilyn Stewart and Sydney Walker gives concrete examples of how teachers can enhance their current lessons and studio activities by organizing them around meaningful, universal themes like identity, conflict, and relationships. Available individually or as part of the Art Education in Practice Series. 162 pages, softcover

    • Step-by-step guidelines for selecting content for organizing art instruction
    • Sample completed worksheets and charts to guide curriculum planning
    • Examples from actual units of study
    • Reproducible worksheets, sample rubrics, and more
  • Roots of Art Education Practice Mary Ann Stankiewicz Roots of Art Education Practice
    Author(s): Mary Ann Stankiewicz
    Abstract:

    A closer look at the origins of art education

    Combining accepted ideas about art, children, and schooling, the author tells the story of art education practice a century ago. Readers will gain insights into the circumstances under which curricular practices originated, and will better appreciate the beliefs that shape art education today. Available individually or as part of the Art Education in Practice Series. 146 pages, softcover

    • Meet the people who proposed and implemented the changes in the way art should be taught.
    • Gain insight about circumstances that caused numerous practices in education today.
    • Learn about the beliefs that support conventional practices in art education.
    • Discover the origins of the focus on elements of art and principles of design.
  • Talking about Student Art Terry Barrett Talking about Student Art
    Author(s): Terry Barrett
    Abstract:

    Easy-to-implement activities that build critical thinking skills

    Sample critiques provide real classroom perspective on dealing with meaning, gender issues, influences, and more. General recommendations for interactive group critiques and judging student art round out this practical teacher’s guide. Available individually or as part of the Art Education in Practice Series. 120 pages, softcover

    • Realistic models for facilitating dialogue about art
    • Samples of critical discussions
    • Techniques on conducting successful studio critiques
    • Recommendations for interactive group critiques
  • Teaching Meaning in Artmaking Sydney R. Walker Teaching Meaning in Artmaking
    Author(s): Sydney R. Walker
    Abstract:

    How to make personal connections in artmaking

    Built upon a constructivist philosophy of learning, this book explores ways of fostering inquiry and discovery in the studio classroom. The works of contemporary artists are used to help explain the role of big ideas and personal connections in artmaking. Available individually or as part of the Art Education in Practice Series. 160 pages, softcover

    • Examples of artists’ practices in artmaking
    • Tips on designing meaningful studio instruction
    • Problem solving strategies
    • Ideas about what it means to teach and to understand
    • Questions and practical strategies on “unpacking” the artmaking process
  • Thinking through Aesthetics Marilyn G. Stewart Thinking through Aesthetics
    Author(s): Marilyn G. Stewart
    Abstract:

    Easy-to-implement activities that build critical thinking skills

    Designed to encourage your students to ask questions about art, this book features a wealth of specific activities that facilitate philosophical inquiry and develop critical thinking skills. Available individually or as part of the Art Education in Practice Series. 128 pages, softcover

    • Activities for philosophical inquiry
    • Activities for introducing and practicing skills
    • Strategies on generating questions for philosophical inquiry
    • Reproducible worksheets and activity pages
  • Using the Art Museum Denise Stone Using the Art Museum
    Author(s): Denise Stone
    Abstract:

    Turn your local art museum into a learning environment

    How can the museum be incorporated into the school curriculum in a meaningful way? How does one teach in a museum setting? The author’s practical approach and the inclusion of ideas and material for classroom instruction make this text—and your local art museum—exceptional educational resources. Available individually or as part of the Art Education in Practice Series. 132 pages, softcover

    • Reproducible worksheets and checklists for planning your museum trips
    • Ways to use the Internet as a museum education resource
    • Examples of programs that engage students in meaningful ways
    • Practical guidance in designing meaningful visits to the museums
    • Teaching tips and resources

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