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Community-Based Art Education Across the Lifespan: Finding Common Ground

Community-Based Art Education Across the Lifespan: Finding Common Ground


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Written by and for visual art educators, this resource offers guidance on how to execute Community-Based Art Education (CBAE) in the pre-K–12 classroom and with adult learners, taking a broad view towards intergenerational art learning. Chapters include vignettes, exemplars of practice, and curriculum examples that incorporate the National Coalition of Core Arts Standards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807761885
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 07/19/2019
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,156,000
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Pamela Harris Lawton is a practicing artist and associate professor of art education at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Margaret A. Walker is a clinical associate professor of art education at the University of Maryland, College Park, and coordinates the master's programs in Visual Arts and Arts Integration in UMD's College of Education.

Melissa Green is a museum educator, artist, and creative community engagement designer.

Table of Contents

Foreword Olivia Gude xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

What Is CBAE and Why Should We Get Involved? 2

A Brief History of Community-Based [Visual] Art Education 3

Summing Up, Looking Ahead 6

Part I Planning CBAE Projects

1 Definitions, Frameworks, and Developmental Theories 9

Terms and Definitions 9

E.R.E.C.T.: Constructing a CBAE Conceptual Framework 11

CBAE and Psychosocial, Cognitive, and Artistic Development 12

CBAE and Creativity 21

Summing Up, Looking Ahead 25

2 CBAE, Educational Theories, and Research 26

Situated Learning and Legitimate Peripheral Participation 26

Experiential Learning 27

Transformative Learning 27

CBAE as Engaged Pedagogy/Andragogy 30

CBAE Research Paradigms 30

Summing Up, Looking Ahead 38

3 Getting Started: Locating Stakeholders and Communities 40

Why Community-Based? 40

Navigating Privilege 44

Getting Started 46

Summing Up, Looking Ahead 54

4 Planning the Project: Setting Goals and Learning Outcomes 56

Working Within Time Constraints 57

Developing a Budget 59

Setting Goals and Learning Outcomes: Scope and Sequence 59

Summing Up, Looking Ahead 65

Part II Implementing, Celebrating, and Evaluating CBAE Projects

5 Challenges and Opportunities: Fostering Transformative Experiences 69

Examples of Opportunities and Challenges in CBAE Projects 70

Mutual Growth for Community Participants, Artist-Educators, and the Larger Society 77

Partnership Challenges and Opportunities 79

Summing Up, Looking Ahead 85

6 Share/Publish/Exhibit/Celebrate: Generating Community and Developing Leaders 86

Planning Celebratory Events 86

Summing Up, Looking Ahead 89

7 Assessment and Evaluation: Learning Outcomes and Enduring Understandings 92

Assessment 92

Evaluating the Collaboration 98

Summing Up, Looking Ahead 99

Conclusion 102

Appendix A Community Asset Map Template 105

Appendix B Age-Integrated Curriculum Plan Template 106

Appendix C Sample Age-Integrated Curriculum Plan for Carving Out Freedom 108

Appendix D Online Resources 110

Appendix E CBAE Secondary Unit Plan Samantha Strathearn 113

Appendix F CBAE Elementary Unit Plan Adjoa Burrowes 140

Appendix G CBAE Proposal Erin McArdle 158

Appendix H CBAE Proposal Buffy Kirby 168

References 171

Index 179

About the Authors 191

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