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dc.contributor.supervisor Bright, Robin M.
dc.contributor.author LeGrandeur, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-16T17:27:27Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-16T17:27:27Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5030
dc.description.abstract This project aims to clarify the definition of the visual arts in terms of constructs and curriculum, and the implications of this definition on pedagogy and assessment practice in the elementary generalist classroom. The identification and examination of visual arts constructs is central to the entire project, as all other decisions, pedagogically, contextually and in an assessment capacity, hinge on a clear understanding of these constructs. Further, an investigation of the historical significance of discipline-based art education, its interconnectedness with the Alberta Visual Arts Curriculum and the evidence of construct underrepresentation, provides understanding of the current state of the visual arts in many elementary generalist classrooms. Considerations of visual culture, infusing relevant and student-centered learning in visual arts education and discussion of professional development needs voiced by elementary generalists clarifies the direction that visual arts education needs to be moving in the future. The investigation of recent research and literature that supports generalist pedagogical and subject matter understandings in the visual arts, a balanced approach between intrinsic and instrumental instruction, general assessment practices, as well as the contextual nature of subject-specific assessment in the visual arts are also considered. The focuses on construct, curriculum, pedagogy, instruction, visual culture, professional development needs and authentic and contextual assessment practice provides a framework for a digital professional development resource for elementary generalists to teach the visual arts. The framework is outlined in detail, and complete digital resource on the Wix.com platform has been created in response to the literature considered for this project. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : Faculty of Education en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en_US
dc.subject Art -- Study and teaching -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Visual learning -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Visual literacy -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Art and literature en_US
dc.title Improving teaching, learning and assessing in the visual arts en_US
dc.type Project en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Education en_US
dc.publisher.department Faculty of Education en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US


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