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Erickson, Mary; Ramson Hales, Laura – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2018
We investigated the impact of inquiry instruction within a well-established, yearlong, studio-focused high school student program based at a contemporary art museum in the southwestern United States. The pretest and posttest focused students' attention on the work of two different contemporary artists and used the same prompts to solicit student…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Appreciation, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Inquiry
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Erickson, Mary; Hales, Laura – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2014
This study describes the effects of a yearlong, multivisit teen program in a contemporary art museum on adolescents' reflections about art. Our purpose was to discover whether this program, focused on experiences with contemporary art and artists with its metacognitive approach, affected students' thinking about their own artmaking. The…
Descriptors: Art, Art Products, Arts Centers, Museums
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Erickson, Mary; Villeneuve, Pat – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2009
This descriptive study investigates the bases used to support judgments of artworks by preservice art teachers at two large universities. Bases art teachers might use to judge artwork range from personal preferences, to cultural expectations, to criteria drawn from values of various artworlds. The 26 preservice teachers in this study used a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Art Teachers, Evaluation Criteria
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Erickson, Mary – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2005
This is an exploratory, design-based study of the development and implementation of an online art unit designed to teach for transfer. Secondary art teachers implemented a traditional and then a revised Web version of the unit. Four kinds of knowledge (content, procedural, strategic, and dispositional) provide the structure for reporting: a)…
Descriptors: Art Education, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Art Teachers
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Erickson, Mary – Studies in Art Education, 1977
Contends that history is a discipline with a great potential which could be exploited in the service of art education. Proposes that this potential be tapped by extending our notions of the educational functions of history and our conceptions of what past events might be seen as historically significant, and by learning to recognize historical…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art History, Art Teachers, Historiography
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Erickson, Mary – Studies in Art Education, 1979
Following a preface on the uses of art education history, the author employs historical analysis to identify the current state of art education research as a discipline. Factors working to maintain the schism between art education research and practice are also discussed, particularly stereotyped self-images influencing art educators. (SJL)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Communication (Thought Transfer), Educational History
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Erickson, Mary – Studies in Art Education, 1998
Reports the effects of art-history instruction on students' abilities to interpret artwork contextually. Confirms that eighth-grade students are more successful in contextual interpretation; students at both levels can use successfully the historical artist perspective; and art-history instruction at both levels increases students' ability to…
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art History, Context Effect
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Erickson, Mary – Studies in Art Education, 1994
Reports on a study of 815 elementary and secondary students and adults on the types of evidence referred to in art historical interpretation. Finds that participants referred to four general types of evidence: (1) artist; (2) viewer; (3) culture; and (4) perception. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art History
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Erickson, Mary – Studies in Art Education, 1995
Provides evidence that sixth-grade students are capable of considerable art historical understanding. Suggests that second-grade students are able to incorporate knowledge of individual artists, and some limited historical perspective, in their consideration of artworks. Includes assessment instrument and statistical tables. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art Activities, Art Criticism, Art Education
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Erickson, Mary – Studies in Art Education, 1985
Four styles of historical investigation are identified: realistic, formal, expressive, and pragmatic. For each style the philosophical assumptions of the historian, the methods employed, and criteria for judgment are discussed. Examples of each style in the literature of art education are also examined. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education