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2009 Spring Art Education offers “SPACES, PLACES & VOICES”

Posted May. 3, 2009
SPACES, PLACES, and VOICES [Section I (5 weeks): Inquiry into VOICES]

Instructor: Dr. Linda Hoeptner Poling

SPRING 2009 / 1 of 3 credit hours


This course offered students a participatory art pedagogy informed by feminist principles. Feminist pedagogy is built on the tenets of shared leadership and collaboration, focus on process as well as product, and the valuing of all voices*. Kilmer (2007; Academe) explains, “[f]eminist pedagogy aims for equality in the classroom and supports cooperative learning, focusing on community in the classroom and continually analyzing the ways in which we can best engage students in critical thinking about the topics of inequality, privilege, and power. Students should feel free to express how they feel and should gain trust and respect from others for doing so” (p. 57). Our focus will be on gender issues as they relate to your personal and professional identities.

* Voice in this context involves students shaping discussions, contributing content, and having a significant stake in the outcome(s) and direction(s) of the course.

SPACES, PLACES & VOICES: [Section II (5 weeks): Inquiry into SPACES]

Instructor: Dr. Koon Hwee KAN

SPRING 2009 / 1 of 3 credit hours

This course offered students a collaborative, creative and constructed space to:
  1. Experience movement and motion in physical space;
  2. Experiment with representation of imaginative space; and
  3. Explore interaction and communication with each other in virtual space.

Students worked in groups to create a 3-minute claymation to illustrate the journey of a character based off of a children literature.

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