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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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Knutson, Karen; Crowley, Kevin; Russell, Jennifer Lin; Steiner, Mary Ann – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2011
In this article, we use two studies conducted in art museum settings as a means to discuss some of the opportunities and challenges for the field of informal art education. The first study explores artmaking processes that take place in a children's museum, highlighting the need to consider the social nature of learning in informal environments.…
Descriptors: Art Education, Museums, Informal Education, Art Activities
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Williams, Betty Lou – Studies in Art Education, 1996
Reports on a follow-up study to an evaluation of art museum education practices from nearly a decade ago. That report criticized museum art education as lacking intellectual rigor and training, institutional support, technical training, and vision. The up-to-date data found some significant improvement but many of the same problems. (MJP)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Education, Criticism, Educational Quality
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Rawlins, Kipi – Studies in Art Education, 1978
Since their establishment in the 1870s, American museums have professed to be educational institutions and have attempted with varying degrees of success to promote aesthetic awareness and visual education. The author reviews past efforts, current issues, and future potentials in museum education. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Appreciation, Educational History, Educational Objectives