Where teachers teach: Portraits of arts educators and their classrooms

Thesis type
(Thesis) M.A.
Date created
2021-04-21
Authors/Contributors
Author: Usher, Donna
Abstract
As an Arts based educator, I am particularly interested in exploring Arts classrooms. Places tailored for teaching the Arts are so unique—they are unlike regular classrooms that have no specific purpose other than teaching students. I am so inspired when I enter pedagogically invigorating environments that educators create for their students; I feel their creativity and the excitement all around the room. Such creative potential. For this inquiry, I explored an array of Arts areas: Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Creative Writing, and Dance. Each have somewhat predictable attributes that pertain to the medium, but each hold their own individual personalities. Although the rooms themselves were radically different, each radiated the heart and dedication of the educator, each space came to signify the educator's commitment to learning. My thesis is a series of portraits of arts teachers, their classrooms, and our encounters.
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etd21401
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Supervisor or Senior Supervisor
Thesis advisor: Fels, Lynn
Language
English
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