Journal article

Making visual arts learning visible in a generalist elementary school classroom

S WRIGHT, M Watkins, G Grant

International Journal of Education and the Arts | Arizona State University | Published : 2017


This article presents the story of one elementary school teacher's shift in art praxis through her involvement in a research project aimed at facilitating participatory arts-based communities of practice. Qualitative methods and social constructivism informed Professional Learning Interventions (PLIs) involving: (1) a visual arts workshop, (2) facilitations with academics within the teacher's classroom context, and (3) semi-structured discussions to study and curte the teacher's lived experience. A teacher-facilitator-interviewer triad co-researched the meaning of 'quality' in relation to: Learning, Pedagogy, Environment, and Community Dynamics (L-PEC). Adapted from Seidel et. al (2009) ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was support by a CASS Foundation grant and by a SEED grant from the Melbourne Institute of Educational Research, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne.