A Guide to Teaching Art at the College Level
Teachers College Press
This accessible guide will help studio art and design professors meaningfully and effectively transform their curriculum and pedagogy so that it is relevant to today’s learners. Situating contemporary college teaching within a historic art and design continuum, the author provides a practical framework for considering complex interactions within art and design pedagogy. Readers will gain a deeper appreciation of college students and their learning, an understanding of teaching repertoires, and insight into the local and global contexts that impact teaching and learning and how these are interrelated with studio content. Throughout, Salazar expertly weaves research, theory, and helpful advice that instructors can use to enact a mode of teaching that is responsive to their unique environment. The text examines a variety of educational practices, including reflection, critique, exploration, research, student-to-student interaction, online teaching, intercultural learning, and community-engaged curricula.
- A clear introduction to research and theory in college learning and art education.
- A response to the current shift from studio practice to an investment in teaching practice.
- Reflective prompts, actions, teaching strategies, and recommended resources.
- User-friendly templates ready to customize for the reader’s own content.
Stacey Salazar is the vice provost for graduate studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art. A college art educator for nearly 30 years, she has received professional recognition for her teaching and research. She holds a doctorate in education and a Master of Fine Arts in painting.