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Teaching and Learning in Art Education
Cultivating Students’ Potential from Pre-K through High School

ISBN 9781138549326
Published October 25, 2019 by Routledge
438 Pages 494 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

In this student-centered book, Debrah C. Sickler-Voigt provides proven tips and innovative methods for teaching, managing, and assessing all aspects of art instruction and student learning in today’s diversified educational settings, from pre-K through high school. Up-to-date with the current National Visual Arts Standards, this text offers best practices in art education, and explains current theories and assessment models for art instruction.

Using examples of students’ visually stunning artworks to illustrate what children can achieve through quality art instruction and practical lesson planning, Teaching and Learning in Art Education explores essential and emerging topics such as:

  • managing the classroom in art education;
  • artistic development from early childhood through adolescence;
  • catering towards learners with a diversity of abilities;
  • integrating technology into the art field; and
  • understanding drawing, painting, paper arts, sculpture, and textiles in context.

Alongside a companion website offering Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, assessments, and tutorials to provide ready-to-use-resources for professors and students, this engaging text will assist teachers in challenging and inspiring students to think creatively, problem-solve, and develop relevant skills as lifelong learners in the art education sector.

Table of Contents

1. Teaching and Learning in Art Education: An Overview,  2. The Choice-Based Art Curriculum,  3. Assessment and Evaluation for the Visual Arts,  4. Classroom Management in the Visual Arts,  5. Artistic Development: Early Childhood Through Adolescence,  6. Diversified Learners,  7. Aesthetics: Art's Meaning,  8. Art Criticism: Making Informed Judgments,  9. Art History: Inclusive Approaches,  10. Visual Culture: Wiser Ways of Seeing and Knowing,  11. Drawing,  12. Painting,  13. Paper Arts, Printmaking and Book Arts,  14. Sculpture,  15. Clay and Moasaics,  16. Textiles and Puppets,  17. The Built Environment,  18. Technology: Media Arts, Photography, and Graphics,  19. Arts Advocacy,  20. Making the Most of Your Teaching Career

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Debrah C. Sickler-Voigt is a professor of art education at Middle Tennessee State University with 20+ years of pre-K–18 art teaching experience. She is an active member of international and national art education organizations. She served as the Senior Editor for the National Art Education Association’s popular white papers on assessment. Her professional website is www.arted.us.


‘This is an interesting, informative and well-structured book … [it] has the potential to enable future and current teachers to connect art with children’s real life, and offer meaningful art learning activities to them.’

- Victoria Pavlou, Frederick University, Cyprus

"As comprehensive or maybe more comprehensive than any other art education text I remember. It covers everything from curricular structure to classroom management to unit construction to example activities to national standards, using guiding questions throughout to explore big ideas, within the curriculum structure that encourages choices by students and teachers as a guiding mechanism for teaching and learning in art. [Sickler-Voigt] has gone deeply into the literature of art education and created this book based on sound artistic and educational theory and practice."

--Tom Anderson, Professor of Art Education (retired), Florida State University, USA, author of Art for Life