Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education (MAE)
Art and Design
Dr. Melody Milbrandt
Dr. Melanie Davenport
Dr. Kevin Hsieh
This thesis addresses why a comprehensive art education curriculum needs to merge with visual culture in order to better serve current elementary students today. The review of literature supports this theory and proves that the two approaches work together to make learning relevant and effective. The units of study provided make up a guideline that show teachers how to include visual culture into the current comprehensive art education structure. This allows students to bring their own ideas and experiences into the classroom, and results in making the visual arts more personal. Following this curriculum will help students own their education and ultimately gain higher level thinking and learning in the visual arts as well as other subject areas.
Muirheid, Amanda J., "Visual Culture within Comprehensive Art Education and Elementary Art Curriculum" (2011). Art and Design Theses. Paper 80.