C. Hilger visual pres. final

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C. Hilger visual pres. final

  1. 1. In the beginning… <ul><li>My initial thesis question: </li></ul><ul><li>How can curriculum and teaching practices of art educators working with children with learning disabilities be informed by brain research, historic examples of artists with learning disabilities and the study of children’s picture books? </li></ul>________________________________________________________
  2. 2. Background: Why I first chose this topic <ul><li>I work at a school for students with learning disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>One of my sisters has cognitive disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Interests: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>art education strategies for students with learning disabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brain research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Artists with learning disabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children’s picture books/storytelling </li></ul></ul>________________________________________________________
  3. 3. I soon realized <ul><li>This was FAR TOO MANY ideas all clumped together </li></ul><ul><li>And </li></ul><ul><li>I was no longer interested in brain research </li></ul><ul><li>And </li></ul><ul><li>I did not see how to make the picture book connection. </li></ul>________________________________________________________
  4. 4. I started my research for my Annotated Bibliography <ul><li>New interests: </li></ul><ul><li>All disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Perceptions of disability in art </li></ul><ul><li>Art instructional strategies for general academic subjects </li></ul>________________________________________________________
  5. 5. I had some new ideas that really interested me but I was ….
  6. 6. blown off course.
  7. 7. The more research I did, the more I started to hone in on a newly revised topic. <ul><li>First </li></ul><ul><li>I had abandoned the brain research component. </li></ul><ul><li>I felt overwhelmed by the scientific data. A science centric approach was not for me. </li></ul>_____________________________________________________________
  8. 8. <ul><li>Second </li></ul><ul><li>I changed: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Examining artists with learning disabilities” </li></ul><ul><li>to </li></ul><ul><li>“ Perceptions of disability in art” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Third <ul><li>I still want to examine how art educators teach students with learning disabilities AND (I’ve added) other disabilities. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Fourth I have added: art as a way of providing instruction and product options for students struggling in their general academic subjects.
  11. 11. New Thesis Question How can art education for individuals with disabilities change society’s perceptions of disability? ________________________________________________________
  12. 12. Social Change Differentiated Learning Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Choice Awareness
  13. 13. Supporting Question How can art education play a role in the developmental and academic growth of a student with disabilities?
  14. 14. Supporting Question <ul><li>How do you assess a student’s performance in a class with a choice-based, differentiated, art curriculum? </li></ul>________________________________________________________
  15. 15. Supporting Question <ul><li>What are some examples of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Artworks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Movies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul></ul><ul><li>that challenge traditional perceptions of disability in art? </li></ul>________________________________________________________
  16. 16. Supporting Question How can art affect social change for any marginalized group?
  17. 17. Moving Forward <ul><li>This thesis topic is directly related to my current full time job. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beneficial for me to learn about teaching strategies for students with disabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve upon art program that is already in place </li></ul></ul>________________________________________________________
  18. 18. Moving Forward Collecting and organizing different presentation learning strategies
  19. 19. <ul><ul><li>Studio-based art center for adults and children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities for individuals with disabilities to work and make art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gallery to show artwork made at studio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Venue for live performances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community involvement </li></ul></ul>Maybe someday… ________________________________________________________

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