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ERIC Number: EJ859042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar-18
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8094
Autobiographical Portraits of Four Female Adolescents: Implications for Teaching Critical Visual Culture
Chung, Sheng Kuan
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v10 n11 Mar 2009
An autobiographical portrait is an artistic representation that shows not only a person's physical characteristics, but also his or her personality, knowledge, history, and/or lived experiences. Understanding student autobiographical portraits not only helps art teachers gain insight into their students' prior knowledge of and experiences with art, but also allows them to use such insight for relevant instruction. Based on constructivist learning theory and with attention to the future implementation of visual culture art education, this study analyzes visual and verbal autobiographical artifacts produced by four adolescent female students to gain insight into their personal interests, knowledge and experiences with art, and artistic development. Conclusions address implications for teaching critical visual culture. (Contains 5 figures and 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A