Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)
Art and Design
Dr. Kevin Hsieh
Dr. Melody Milbrandt
Dr. Melanie Davenport
This thesis is an auto-ethnographic study of teaching methods proposed to be effective in developing thinking skills that advance meaning making in my middle school art classes. The study explored the use of Visible Thinking Routines Ritchart et all, 2001) and Art Investigations (Herz, 2010) in middle school art classes.Reflections and other field texts reveal the extent to which I found these methods effective in guiding students to develop higher order thinking skills that support more meaningful outcomes in art and could be beneficial in other areas of their lives.
Major, Brenda, "An Auto-ethnographic Study of Teaching Methods that Support Meaning Making in Middle School Art." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2014.