NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Back to results
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1039579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
Negotiating to Engagement: Creating an Art Curriculum with Eighth-Graders
Pennisi, Alice C.
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v54 n2 p127-140 Win 2013
With the goal of re-engaging students in their art class, a participatory action research project was conducted in which an art teacher, his eighth-graders, and the researcher as mentor-teacher used democratic practices to negotiate the structure and content of their class over a school year. Starting with an agreed upon concept of art, pedagogical strategies were developed that moved the class from teacher-centered to idea-centered. These strategies included elevating student perspectives, minimizing teacher talk with active listening techniques, and expanding "working in art class" to include idea-development practices.
National Art Education Association. 1916 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 703-860-8000; Fax: 703-860-2960; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A