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.
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue