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SAIC Art Education

The Department of Art Education prepares art educators as critical citizens who value cultural difference, democracy, visual culture, and social justice through a philosophy that emphasizes context and community, knowledge and experience, critical thought and reflection, and practice and evaluation.


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SAIC Art Education Presentations at Gene Siskel Film Center

May 1, 2015 from 9am to 4pm
2015 SAIC Art Education Department Graduate MAAE and MAT SymposiumSee More
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Indigenous in the City at Sharp 213

April 16, 2015 from 4pm to 6:15pm
How can Indigenous students use digital story-telling to explore their education?What do Indigenous people themselves have to say about their schooling? Much has been written about Indigenous students’ experiences in schools, but little research has been done on digital media-based programs that give Indigenous students, their parents and teachers the opportunity to tell their own stories. Dr. Susan D. Dion is an Indigenous scholar (Potawatami/Lenape) working in the field of Indigenous…See More
Apr 9
Karyn Sandlos liked Karyn Sandlos's event Special Education Panel: On Diverse Learners in the 21st C
Mar 17
Leony Rose Garcia is now a member of SAIC Art Education
Mar 2
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Professional Development Workshop for Teachers: Columbia College Chicago and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events present ARchibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist at the cultural Center at Columbia College Chicago

February 28, 2015 from 10am to 4pm
A free professional development workshop series for teachers will be happening at at the Chicago Cultural Center Saturday, February 28th and March 14th from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Day long seminars will take place for K-12 teachers on incorporating the visual arts into the classroom. The work of Archibald J. Motley, Jr. will be discussed. See the below flyer for details and sign up information.See More
Feb 18
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"A free workshop for teachers at at the Chicago Cultural Ctr 2/28 and 3/14 from 10am-4pm. See the below flyer for details and sign up info."
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Transformative Education

Posted by DeShaunte Walker on November 25, 2014 at 3:44am 2 Comments

DeShaunte Walker

Transformative Education Chapters 5, 7 & 8

Ethical & Pedagogical Studies

Lavie Raven

“I say, I say unto thee… Every Revolution begins with a Movement, every Movement begins with a Vision and every Vision begins with a Visionary who dreams… My dream is to shine a light deep into the depths of Man, exposing a universal oneness that exists within Us All, that inalienable force that causes everything to be. You see, in order to grow, we must destroy…


Equity and Social Justice Art Education

Posted by Steve Vidal on October 4, 2014 at 12:48pm 8 Comments

As I sit at my desk inside my classroom on this cold, gloomy Saturday, I cannot stop reflecting and rethinking everything I have learned about my teaching practices and education. In fact, the two articles I was assigned to read and carefully discuss for this week only served to reinforce the need for more self-reflection on my part. The first article I read was Rethinking Our Classrooms by Bigelow, Harvey, Karp & Miller. The authors begin by stating that,"schools and…


Reading Response Week 4

Posted by Vera Zhang on September 20, 2014 at 5:11pm 0 Comments

Going Native

     I agree, “going native” is a great method to help processing research and collecting data. However, like this article mentioned, research results could heavily based on the researcher’s point of view. Based on their identities and backgrounds could always affect the research results. It is very important to understand the researcher’s social context (class, gender, ethic, etc.), political position, and personality in order to avoid the false and misleading of the…


Introductory Assignment for Eth Ped Issues

Posted by Casey Mae Carlock on September 12, 2014 at 11:49pm 0 Comments


I did my undergrad at SAIC where I received a BFAAE. I teach at Lyon Elementary school, in CPS.  I have been teaching for 9 years and I’ve been at my school for 8 years. I completed my National Board Certification in 2012. I have been awarded several Oppenheimer Teacher Incentive Grants for the school sculpture garden I’ve been working on for several years. In addition to the Oppenheimer grants, I have partnered with the Intuit Teacher Fellowship program…



Posted by Vera Xingyu Zhang on September 12, 2014 at 1:00am 9 Comments

    This article tells us what issues teachers might face in raising a social justice discussion. Author used a very convincing way to give readers solutions to problems happening in social justice discussion through talking about different teacher’s experience in teaching social justice class. Also, author has addressed the value of having social justice discussion in class. Through reading this article I understood that having such discussion, student could learn about how to use different…



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