No. 316 | Conversations in Art: The Dialectics of Teaching and Learning
Judith M. Burton and Mary
In an innovative, decade-long project to examine how good teachers practice in real classroom and museum settings, a group of experienced art educators recorded teachers engaging with students, and later reviewed and critiqued these recordings with the teachers themselves to compile “snapshots” of classroom life unlike any documented before.
This resource is for preservice and experienced art teachers, and researchers who realize the importance of thinking “outside the box” if they are to grapple with the serious issues and rhetorical definitions clouding the practice of art education today. Conversations in Art is the work of the Research Task Force on Student Learning, which consisted of a core group of 20 professional art educators whose diversity of experiences and backgrounds served to enrich the insights and perspectives, and culminated in the unique personal reflections and writing styles of this lively and engaging resource.
Conversations in Art is for those interested less in traditional forms of school-based inquiry—such as theory testing or investigating educational change—and more in obtaining a deeper understanding of what a group of selected art educators thought about what they did and why, and how this shaped their philosophy and teaching practice.
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pgs. (2012) ISBN 978-1-890160-53-1