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Art Education

Profound, Positive and Imperative

Posted 06.29.15 by Debby Viles

"Growing Artists: Teaching the Arts to Young Children, Sixth Edition" by Dr. Joan Bouza Koster; X LB 1139.5 .A78 K86 2015 Reference

Common, and important, buzzwords and phrases in Art Education include:

Learner Engagement  Curriculum Enrichment
Action Research Teacher Developed Materials
Critical Thinking Cooperative Learning
Interdisciplinary Approach Educational Games
Participatory Research Integrated Curriculum
Student Educational Objectives  

All one has to do is plug-in any combination of the above into the Eric database on the Decker Library website to receive a myriad of articles, lesson plans, and research studies on the latest developments in the field.

It has become positively evident that providing Art Education on the K-12 level is the most important aspect of knowledge-building a human may ever receive.  When a person is educated in the Arts, they learn skills that will give them more adaptability, a higher regard for life's conditions, and most importantly, a multidisciplinary thought process for problem solving for the rest of their lives.  Thus, teachers of art require the highest quality research and development in order to fulfill the needs of humans in our complex society.  

There are numerous books on lesson planning and many curriculum guides on the Decker Library's shelves that will help trigger ideas for the dedicated teacher. Marianne Sade, Reference Librarian, is the Library's expert subject liaison for Art Education. She has worked hard with MICA's extraordinary Art Education faculty and staff who are dedicated to providing the latest and greatest information to the field.

For more information, visit the Library's Lib Guide at http://libguides.mica.edu/ED5206, or contact Marianne Sade at msade@mica.edu.

Curated by Debby Viles
June 29 - July 24, 2015

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Thumbnail: Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments, Second Edition by Deb Curtis and Margie Carter: LB 1140.23 .C87 2015 Quarto
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Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.