This site serves the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Art Education department and its community.
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.
So looking forward to our viewing of “It’s Elementary – Talking About Gay Issues in School.” I was not familiar with New Day Films but spent my lunch hour combing though the over 150 titles available by this democratically run distribution company with 100 filmmaker members (New Day Website). Was excited to read this on their website as well, “New Day was initially formed because the women’s movement had arrived and a group of independent filmmakers couldn’t find distribution for their…Continue
ContinueHello, I was wondering if you could pass this opportunity along to any music teachers who are looking for work.The National Museum of Mexican Art’s education department is looking for an experienced music teachers for after school and residency programs. Instructor/s must have prior teaching experience and be to teach multiple instruments in a group setting (guitar, bass, keyboard &…
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Ayers, Slow Active and Surprising
Clifton's poetry in the summer school class- taboo topics grab attention and bring life and the world into the room
Universal public education insists that we all have capacities and value; the very fact of it mitigates, albeit…Continue
The creation of social justice art education seems to be work about current issues in the united state. SOcial Justice art to me seems like contemporary art. It is art that reflects back on the gaps in the current society.
I am thinking of my own art practice. How often do I engage with problems in society? What is my critique? I know often I am fearful to put my political opinion in such a blatant way for everyone to see. But I have created work to push a cause I believe in and…Continue
This article was an interesting link to what read in Understanding Curriculum by Pinar et al. When reading in Understanding Curriculum I had an ongoing question of if a politically charged classroom was good or bad thing? And even, can a classroom be politically neutral?
North starts to attempts to answer these questions. North states the classroom has the potential to educate in order create political change. It is a breeding ground for activism. North states"...student empowerment…Continue
One part of the reading that I liked is how teachers need to encourage students to be critical of their world. But teachers also need to prompt students to act. Otherwise all they cultivate is cynicism. I feel like talking is really easy but to put our words into action is far more complicated.
I think we have only been talking about is being critical. I think we need to talk more about how do we get our students out making change. Then there is a question how can students affect…Continue