ERIC Number: EJ1040725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
eLASTIC: Pulling and Stretching What It Means to Learn, Know, and Assess Art and Educational Progress
Taylor, Pamela G.
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v55 n2 p128-142 Win 2014
The problematic issues related to standardized assessment of the nonstandard and to multiple ways of knowing in the visual arts motivated the research and first phase development of eLASTIC: electronic learning and assessment tool for interdisciplinary connections. In this article, the author describes the evolution and implications associated with this research centering upon the edifying nature of student-initiated links and connections. Using experiences from a 3-year study in Doha, Qatar, this eLASTIC research promises to inform the development of tools that compel students to learn beyond the curriculum while at the same time offering embedded assessments that yield ample data for demonstrating what art students know and are able to do.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Educational Assessment, Standardized Tests, Electronic Learning, Educational Research, High School Students, Computer Software, Performance Based Assessment, Formative Evaluation, Critical Thinking, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Qatar