Students and instructor will gain insight into service, stewardship, and their personal identity as artists and teachers.
Each student will begin to formulate his or her own research and artistic questions in the area or areas in which they will concentrate. The goal is to generate appropriately vibrant questions for particular contexts.
Students will review research and gather materials that are relevant to their own interests as teachers, artists and researchers.
Students develop research questions that will guide their personal inquiry and graduate research.
Research Methods and Sources
Students will gain skills and knowledge about research methods and research sources.
Students will become familiar with the ways in which research and ideas are communicated in contemporary education.
Students will become conversant the context of scholarship, artistry and culture that surrounds the field of art education including greater understanding of historical issues and trends.
Research Literature and Research Skills
Students will gain skills and experience in the review of research materials that are relevant to their own interests as teachers, artists and researchers.
Students will gain experience writing in an academically acceptable style using scholarly sources and references.
Spiritual Dimensions of Teaching
Students will gain insight the spiritual dimensions of artists and teachers.
Students will understand various quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and apply appropriate methodologies to their own research.
Students will understand historical and current curriculum theory and its application to the classroom.
Communities of Practice
Students will actively engage with professional communities of practice through presentations at conferences, academic writing, exhibitions, and service.