Reflect on the passions and needs within your practice to design paths of inquiry, plan ways to advocate for change, and develop actionable research questions.
Identified needs drive action research. As reflective practitioners, you will reflect on the passions and needs within your practice to design paths of inquiry and plan ways to advocate for change. This course will explore the philosophical perspectives of research methods for action research in K–12 art education. You will have the opportunity to determine differences in methodological theories, approaches, and ethical parameters and directly apply your knowledge through action research case study design. Engage further by evaluating areas in curriculum and instruction through the lens of action research and develop robust research questions reflecting current issues and teaching goals in art education.
Suggested Course Sequence
- ARE540 Cultural Competency in Art Education
- ARE548 The Art of Teaching and Learning
- SPED518 Reaching All Artists Through Differentiation
- ARE550 Curriculum and Assessment
Mertler, Craig A. (2020) Action Research: Improving Schools and Empowering Educators, (6th ed). Sage Publishing. ISBN 978-1-5443-2439-5
- Computer with basic audio and video input and output equipment
- Internet access (broadband recommended)
- Basic computing skills (see AOEU’s Technology Requirements)
- Access to AOEU’s online learning platform, Brightspace, to view course content, submit assignments, and engage in discussion (provided)
- A Google Drive account (provided)
- Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)