Dissertations and Theses

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Marit Dewhurst


art education, choice, choice based, choice based learning, choice based lesson


The purpose of this research was to highlight the many different ways art educators in New York City create lessons, prompts, and projects with the use of choice-based lessons. By using a choice-based curriculum students will become empowered to make artworks that best represent them. When working within choice-based parameters an inclusive classroom can emerge. The research is backed by literature, theorists and educators that work or have worked in the field of art education. The topic explores how choice should be at the forefront of lesson making, if educators are interested in creating a classroom that could be seen as inclusive. Data from this study was collected through the process of interviewing three New York City art educators. Findings from this data collection resulted in a clear correlation between choice-based lessons and an inclusive art classroom.



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