NAEA 2012, New York City

Interventions: Conceptualizing, Designing, and Examining Democratic Participatory Research with Secondary Art Teacher Candidates  (Dr. Rita Irwin, Dr. Donal O Donoghue, Adrienne Boulton-Funke, Heidi May)

This session will explore "Interventions" as a way of conceptualizing, designing, and examining democratic participatory research and practice methodologies within secondary art teacher education - with attention to research and instructional team engagement, artists-in-residence, teacher candidates, curriculum, and pedagogy. By engaging with art practice as a form of pedagogy, this work aims to challenge systemic models of art education that rely on modes of pedagogy developed by other disciplines.  This session will discuss a recent and on-going study that explores the pedagogic turn in contemporary art practice as a way to inform the work of art educators working in the context of higher education.

Intraventions: Pedagogy and Democratic Participatory Research with Visual Art Teacher Candidates, National Art Education Association, March, New York City (Adrienne Boulton-Funke, Dr. Donal O Donoghue, Heidi May, Natalie LeBlanc) 

This presentation will discuss "Intraventions" as way of examining democratic participatory research and practice methodologies within art teacher education, with a particular emphasis on the challenges and opportunities for engagement between and among a research/instructional team.  In particular, this session will explore the experiences of graduate teaching assistants within their multiple roles as instructors, participants, and students. This session will address the ways in which their participation in research that employed an artist intervention functioned as an opportunity for reflection on their own pedagogical and curriculum decisions as instructors of secondary visual art teacher candidates. This session will examine the potential challenges and affordances of working with participatory methodologies, within the structures of the academy.

« back to Speaking indexSpeaking.htmlSpeaking.htmlshapeimage_3_link_0