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Re: Research on Best Practices of Teaching Art


From: Elizabeth Heisey (eheisey_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Feb 05 2004 - 04:35:28 PST

I noticed the other day that ERIC is not the same as it once was--like
it was being somehow taken apart, moved or something...
On Wednesday, February 4, 2004, at 08:44 PM, Patricia Knott wrote:

> > I am currently working on a mini-research paper on "Best Practices"
> for
> > teaching art or teaching strategies or pedagogy,....whatever you want
> to call
> > it. I have found few resources. So much of the research was on why
> the arts
> > are important in education or what the arts do when integrating them
> with core
> > areas.
> Search ERIC
> there is a ton of stuff
> or start a search on the history of art ed
> look to Eisner  first    then go back and look at Lowenfeld
> research is just that    research   hard looks for not such easy
> answers and lots to plod through
> e-mail me privately And I will send you my "bibs" for all the research
> that I have done.    Some good stuff is just not on the web, sometimes
> you have to go to a library
> there is a ton of stuff old and new     
> if your project is only "mini" then you may have to be more specific
> there is lots of thinking going on in art practices right now and  none
> of it is mini. Your first best resource is the NAEA journal    --
> Studies in Art Education (but that is print)
> I do think research is lots of fun, writing the paper not so much fun
>     and I too have been writing research papers after 30 years out of
> college      and the format is different and it baffles me that
> everything needs to be cited now - hardly any chance to make a personal
> opinion.
> Patty
> P.S.   there is lots of great stuff coming from Australia and Canada
> Good luck, you just have to do the research ---