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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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League of Extraordinary Genders Meeting at Sharp 215

October 9, 2014 from 4:15pm to 6pm
The League of Extraordinary Genders is a group that seeks to make SAIC a safer place for people of all genders through activism and education.  This meeting will be to discuss upcoming projects for the semester, including a trans lecture series, volunteer work for the Trans Life Center, working on SAIC's trans inclusive healthcare policy, and creating a Trans 101 education event.Come to participate in our planned projects or come with your ideas that you want to work on in the upcoming…See More
Oct 8
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Daniella Martinez commented on Steve Vidal's blog post Equity and Social Justice Art Education
"Activist art, hmm…. One class in high school that really opened my eyes to social justice was a required part of the theology curriculum for junior year. Up until then, we had to take the basic Christianity class and morals class. For junior…"
Oct 7

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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…


Reflections for Eth/Ped

Posted by Vera Xingyu Zhang on September 12, 2014 at 12:50am 0 Comments

According to this course assignment, I will list three teacher of mine who have greatly impacted my desire as a learner and my passion to become a teacher. 

First one is my piano teacher Mr. Zhang. He taught me piano for seven years, starting from when I was seven years old. I really appreciate how patient he was when he was having class with me. I was not an easy girl to deal with. I didn't like to spend time to figure out the sheet music and I didn't like to practice. He told me a…



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