Date of Award

5-10-2014

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)

Department

Art and Design

First Advisor

Dr. Melanie Davenport

Second Advisor

Dr. Melody Milbrandt

Third Advisor

Dr. Kevin Hsieh

Abstract

This thesis addresses the methods and models of current arts integrated education curricula and their basic frameworks. The review of the literature surveys information currently available on the subject of arts integration, focusing on applicable models, theories, and the results of specific educational applications. This study compares details from non-traditional models, allowing other educators a glimpse of various arts integrated strategies that might be incorporated into their own schools. A basic and modified arts integrated art education curriculum model is suggested in order to encourage educators to create the most appropriate model for their instruction, ultimately allowing students to achieve higher level thinking and learning through the arts, as well as cross-curriculum integration.

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