Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)
Art and Design
Dr. Melanie Davenport
Dr. Melody Milbrandt
Dr. Kevin Hsieh
This paper explores various art education models and frameworks as resources informing the creation of an eighth grade project-based capstone unit. I reviewed literature and developed a wish list of desirable elements for implementing a series of lessons with a culminating project based final lesson. Based on my exploration, I incorporated elements from many of the models including choice-based art education and capstone projects. After creating the Capstone Unit, I reflected upon possible implications and offer suggestions for its future implementation in other art education environments.
Montgomery, Jon-Erik, "Art Capstone Project: Creating a Rite of Passage for Middle School Students." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2015.