University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Throughout my academic and creative life I have been in many different kinds of classrooms each possessing different values and practices. The art classroom for me was a place of exploration and play, arguably its chief and most important purpose. My thesis seeks to explore how art teachers can foster a creative classroom culture in which students are pursuing some form of expression and how art educators can engage with their students on an equal level and create together. I will also explore how the teacher as a practicing artist can further support and supplement this classroom culture. My thesis will address the following questions: How can an educator integrate their art practice and identity into their classroom? How can an art educator model artist behavior to foster a low-risk environment where experimentation can flourish? What are the benefits of creating a classroom culture and how does the artist identity and their modeled behaviors impact the culture?
Warm thanks and praise to my Thesis Director, Angela Dittmar, and my wonderful Thesis Committee member, Mark Bradley-Shoup.
B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
Art--Study and teaching; Classroom management
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Cahill, Molly, "Creating a classroom culture" (2022). Honors Theses.